Scottish Books

Scottish Books

Scottish Books

Scottish Books

Scotland and Scottish interest books, historical and modern, photographic and scenic to walking guides, famous Scots and kings and queens and history. The Duke of Edinburgh meets our Annie in the image.

1588 A CALENDAR OF CRIME: A Novel in Five Books
SHIRLEY MCKAY    Book Number: 83879
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Hardback

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Each short story in the five included here is set in St Andrews, Scotland, in the year 1588, year of the Armada. The stories are centred in turn around Candlemas, Whitsun, Lammas, Martinmas or Yule...
GLORY AND HONOUR: The Renaissance in Scotland
ANDREA THOMAS    Book Number: 83908
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Renaissance, a cultural and intellectual movement which spread outwards from Italy to Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries, is often thought to have eluded Scotland, but as the author demonstr...
OLD ENGLAND SCOTLAND AND WALES
JÜRGEN SORGES    Book Number: 83928
Bibliophile price: £15.00
Product format: Hardback

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Quaint cottages with rose bedecked walls, old stone-built pubs, ancient buttressed abbeys, ruined Franciscan priories, strange rock formations and tree-lined lanes - all sights we can still see tod...
SCOTS: A Photohistory
MURRAY MCKINNON & RICHARD ORAM    Book Number: 83939
Published price: £12.95
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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Greatly enjoyed by our blurbers up in Scotland, this photohistory of the Scots is a brilliant celebration of life and the history beyond the wall. Murray Mackinnon and Richard Oram present aspects ...
CRADLE OF CHEMISTRY
EDIT. BY ROBERT G. W. ANDERSON    Book Number: 83852
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £6.50
Product format: Hardback

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The University of Edinburgh was the world's most sought-after centre for the teaching and study of chemistry in the late 18th century. The volume starts with John Henry providing a context for Sco...
SCOTTISH STEAM: A Celebration
KEITH LANGSTON    Book Number: 84003
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Scotland has always been renowned worldwide for its engineering prowess and this naturally included the design and construction of steam locomotives. During the steam era Scottish-built engines wor...
WEST HIGHLAND STEAMERS: A Pictorial Record 1967-2007
WEST HIGHLAND STEAMER CLUB    Book Number: 84005
Published price: £14.99
Bibliophile price: £5.50
Product format: Paperback

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What is today entitled The Journal of the West Highland Steamer Club, the club's twice-yearly newsletter, was for many years after its first publication in 1967 known simply as "The Red Book". The ...
EDINBURGH: A Traveller's Reader
EDITED BY DAVID DAICHES    Book Number: 84288
Published price: £10.99
Bibliophile price: £3.25
Product format: Paperback

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Life, customs and morals, bookselling, Tartan pageantry, to the Edinburgh Festival 1947 as observed by Eric Linklater, here are extracts from diaries, letters, memoirs and novels, biographies from ...
MONSTROUS COMMOTION: The Mysteries of Loch Ness
GARETH WILLIAMS    Book Number: 84308
Published price: £20
Bibliophile price: £6.00
Product format: Hardback

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An internationally recognised researcher in diabetes and obesity who has written over 200 scientific papers clearly has a fascination with the Loch Ness Monster, a creature that should have died ou...
NIGHT OUT WITH ROBERT BURNS
ANDREW O'HAGAN    Book Number: 84535
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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Seamus Heaney in his poem 'A Birl for Burns' writes, "For Rabbie's free and Rabbie's big, His stanza may be may be tight and trig, but once he sets sail and rig away he goes like Tam O-Shanter o'er...
CULLODEN: Scotland's Last Battle
TREVOR ROYLE    Book Number: 84543
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £7.00
Product format: Hardback

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The Battle of Culloden, fought on Drummossie Moor, a desolate plain some six miles east of Inverness on Wednesday 16 April 1746, is notable for many reasons. It was the last major battle fought on ...
PUBLIC SCULPTURE OF GLASGOW
RAY MCKENZIE    Book Number: 68071
Published price: £25
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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This volume contains important sculptures by most of the greatest British masters as well as some continental sculptors: John Flaxman, John Gibson, Carlo Marochetti and many others. The author has...
RURAL PORTRAITS: Scottish Native Farm Animals
POLLY PULLAR    Book Number: 84821
Published price: £28
Bibliophile price: £11.00
Product format: Hardback

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Aberdeen-angus bulls, black face ewes, farmer Jim Aitken with his Clydesdales horses pulling his plough, and Dodd Orcheston the stick maker are among the lovely colour illustrations by Keith Brocki...
FOSTER'S SCOTTISH ODDITIES
ALLEN FOSTER    Book Number: 85137
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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Did you know that on August 20th 1771, a man from Irvine, Ayrshire, was struck by lightning and regained his hearing after being deaf for 20 years. An anonymous Edinburgh man climbed a 50ft high C...
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
JENNY WORMALD    Book Number: 85627
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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The author presented the BBC programme 'Bloody Queens' and had also featured in a Timewatch episode about Mary Queen of Scots in 1987, commemorating the 400th anniversary of her execution. The fir...
CELTIC MYTHOLOGY AND RELIGION
A. MACBAIN    Book Number: 85572
Published price: £7.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Paperback

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First published in 1917, this is a carefully scanned facsimile reprint edition in paperback. Alexander Macbain was born in the Scottish Highlands in 1855 and is generally regarded as one of the gr...
SCOTLAND AND THE SEA
NICK ROBINS    Book Number: 85929
Published price: £19.99
Bibliophile price: £9.00
Product format: Hardback

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Scotland's maritime heritage is unparalleled. For centuries the greatest shipbuilding nation in the world it has been the home of the engineering, ship-owning and entrepreneurial skills that were c...
PHILIP'S SCOTLAND 2019 ROAD MAP
Unknown    Book Number: 85676
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £3.00
Product format: Paperback

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Concertina fold out new edition at a scale of 5¼ miles to one inch from the number one bestselling maps of Europe. All scenic routes are highlighted with museums, parks, ancient monuments, histori...
EDINBURGH ON THIS DAY: History, Facts, Figures
IAN COLQUHOUN    Book Number: 85999
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.00
Product format: Hardback

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People, crime, pollution, crises, murders, battles, strikes, pubs, tragedies, scandals, newspapers, bands, footballers, politicians and royals have all shaped Edinburgh. A city of culture, music a...
GLASWEGIAN DIALECT
KATE SANDERSON    Book Number: 86004
Published price: £4.99
Bibliophile price: £3.50
Product format: Paperback

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After a night on the swally would your heid be loupin' and would you be fair scunnered if you were skint? Starting with a dictionary, develop a very special new Scottish vocabulary from Glasgow. ...
MY SCOTLAND
A. G. MACDONELL    Book Number: 86021
Published price: £12.99
Bibliophile price: £5.00
Product format: Paperback

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History has shown over and over that almost every nation would sooner govern themselves badly, corruptly, incompetently, than be efficiently governed by an alien. First published in 1937, this 201...
SCOTLAND'S CRUEL SEA: Heroism and Disaster
ROBERT JEFFREY    Book Number: 86027
Published price: £9.99
Bibliophile price: £4.50
Product format: Paperback

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A voyage back into the history of the toll that the cruel sea has taken on seafarers around Scotland's coast, a story of heroism and disaster. Beneath our seas lie around 5,000 known wrecks, with ...