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  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £20.00

    The eighteenth century is often described as the age of reason. This book argues that it should also be considered the age of the passions. Eighteenth-century writers recognised the passions as the springs of human life and actions. They began to...

  • E-Book | Pub: 16 Apr 2015
    £4.99

    Russia, 1943. A girl from Leningrad, a soldier from Venice, stand together on the edge of wilderness. He is a shadow of a man, trapped behind wire, an enemy in her land. She takes something from her pocket, slips her hand through the wire, and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 May 2008
    £30.00

    This study examines the political ambitions and influences of the Balliol dynasty in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in Scotland, England and France. The generally accepted opinion in previous historiography was that John (II), king of Scots...

  • E-Book | Pub: 28 Sep 2012
    £7.99

    The Fab Four: George, John, Paul and Ringo, a quartet of working-class kids whose magical songs and revolutionary influence still inspires four decades on. More has been written about The Beatles than any other rock group in history and it is...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
    £7.49

    Two clubs, dedicated to proclaiming the joys of libertine sex, thrived in mid and late 18th-century Scotland. The Beggar’s Benison (1732), starting from local roots in Fife, became large and sprawling, with branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £30.00

    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Nov 2013
    £7.99

    The house was extraordinarily peaceful as if by an act of will I had banished all the fertile ghosts. It had an unearthly calm as if I were floating on a dumb sea of solitude. I found myself humming to myself as if I had come to the silence of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Nov 2003
    £30.00

    Feuding had an effect on the history of most of Europe. Scotland provides a fascinating focus for the study of the bloodfeud because feuding survived until remarkably late there, and thus is much better documented than in other European societies....

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    In Delete This At Your Peril, Neil Forsyth introduced the fictional character Bob Servant to the UK and North America and his creation quickly gained a critically-led cult following. Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh picked Delete This At Your Peril...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jun 2011
    £4.99

    A young girl is kidnapped and taken through the desert to an isolated mountain brothel. Two thousand years later, after a suspicious landslide near Lanzhou, a low-level bureaucrat searches for a missing colleague. A thirteenthcentury Franciscan...

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    The Book of Lost Books is a book of stories involving kings, heretics, untimely interruptions and back room deals, falling tortoises and fairy princesses, train crashes and war atrocities, bravery, cowardice, rent boys, chamber maids, love, quests,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Mar 2011
    £30.00

    The interplay of roles of the Marquess of Argyll, as clan chief, Scottish magnate and influential British statesman, make him a worthy counterpoint to Cromwell. This book reviews Argyll’s formative influence in shaping British frontier policy...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2021
    £25.00

    Academic writing in Britain and Ireland has tended to treat the histories of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales as discrete subjects of study. This approach is understandable but it does lead to the creation of artificial boundaries within the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 09 Mar 2016
    £0.99

    Candlemas is the first instalment of 1588: A Calendar of Crime, a collection of short stories published in step with the sixteenth century calendar. On Candlemas eve an apprentice candle maker finds his master, John Blair, dead in his workshop, and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Dec 2005
    £25.00

    The essays in this volume, by distinguished historians, deal with the correlation of the Church and society in Scotland from the birth of Bishop Kennedy at the beginning of the fifteenth century to the reunion of the Church of Scotland with most of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Jan 2001
    £25.00

    Between the early eighteenth and the middle decades of the nineteenth century, Scottish society was transformed by industrialisation, urbanisation and major changes in agriculture and rural society. The rate of town and city growth was among the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 27 Nov 2014
    £0.99

    When a body is found in a whisky barrel, buried on Dalintober beach, it appears that a notorious local crime, committed over a century ago, has finally been solved. D.C.I. Daley discovers that, despite the passage of time, the legacy of the murder...

  • E-Book | Pub: 12 Sep 2012
    £5.99

    Young Englishwoman Kore Arabin has inherited a remote Greek island from her father. The superstitious islanders blame Kore for every mishap and natural disaster. Sir Edward Leithen and Vernon Milburne must save her before the islanders sacrifice her...

  • E-Book | Pub: 22 Feb 2005
    £30.00

    David II (1329–1371), son of the hero King of Scots, Robert Bruce (1306–1329), has suffered a harsh historical press, condemned as a disastrous general, a womaniser and a sympathiser with Scotland’s ‘auld enemy’, England. Bringing together...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Feb 2013
    £4.99

    Europe is marching blindly into the First World War and Berlin is in a storm of nationalist marches and army recruitment. Albert Einstein anticipates the carnage to come when his university colleagues begin work on poison gas to ‘shorten the...