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  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Jun 2014
    £8.99

    Tom Pow’s beautiful, powerful poems examine the remarkable life of Thomas Watling. Watling was born in Dumfries in September 1762 and raised by a long-suffering maiden aunt. Convicted of forging Bank of Scotland one-guinea notes he was...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Feb 2016
    £25.00

    This book tells the fascinating story of Badenoch, a forgotten region in accounts of Scottish history. Situated in the heart of the Highlands and with its own distinct historic and geographic identity, Badenoch was in the throes of dramatic change...

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Feb 2016
    £20.00

    This is a book for anyone interested in wildlife, for art lovers, for tourists wanting a memento of their holiday, for everyone who loves the west coast of Scotland. It depicts a year in the life of Oronsay, a remote island that is farmed by the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 May 2014
    £9.99

    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer – Neil Gunn, Iain Thomson, Rowena Farre – who has left behind...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £9.99

    From the winner of the 2018 Writers’ Guild Award Vanish to a different land with Sissy Olikara. Sissy is twelve years old, living with her parents and baby brother on a school campus outside Lusaka. It is 1978, and the political situation in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2014
    £9.99

    William Shakespeare is dying, with his lawyer at his bedside. It is time to dictate his will. But how can a man put his affairs in order before he’s come to terms with his past? Acclaimed poet, novelist, and Shakespeare professor Christopher...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Nov 2006
    £12.99

    William McGonagall was born in Edinburgh in 1830. His father was a poor hand-loom weaver, and his work took his family to Glasgow, then to Dundee. William attended school for eighteen months before the age of seven, and received no further formal...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Jun 2017
    £4.99

    Ever since the humble potato arrived from Peru around 1730 it has been a key component of the Scottish diet. In this book Liz Ashworth introduces the heritage and history of the potato and the numerous varieties available, including information on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 28 Jun 2007
    £8.99

    By no means prepared by birth, education or training for leadership, Wallace nevertheless rose to prominence during the Wars of Independence, leading forces which broke the sequence of English victories and re-energising and inspiring his countrymen...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2016
    £4.99

    William Wallace and All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scot-land’s legendary hero. Join Sir William Wallace on his fearsome quest to free the Scots from villainous King Edward and his evil empire. Growl with...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Mar 2018
    £8.99

    Buchan’s favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Aug 2014
    £20.00

    Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, history records that some women were executed as witches. Nevertheless, the reality of what happened the night that Janet Cornfoot was lynched at Pittenweem is hard to grasp as one...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2014
    £8.99

    When Ray Ward died in 1999, his sons discovered an old and dusty manuscript in an Afrika Korps ammunition box in the cellar of the family home in Glasgow. These papers contained a collection of their father’s memoirs, which detailed his...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Jul 2018
    £12.99

    Journalist and statesman Tom Johnston (1881-1965) was considered by many as the greatest Scotsman of his time. In founding the popular Glasgow-based newspaper, Forward, in 1906, he created a platform for lively socialist and nationalist debate...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jun 2014
    £7.99

    This is the inspiring and charming true story of one of the Second World War’s most unusual combatants – a 500-pound cigarettesmoking, beer-drinking brown bear. Originally adopted as a mascot by the Polish Army in Iran, Wojtek soon took...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 May 2014
    £6.99

    When a tiny orphaned bear cub is adopted by Polish soldiers during World War II, little does anyone know that little Wojtek will become one of the bravest fighters of them all. As the soldiers train to take part in some of the fiercest fighting of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 24 Oct 2019
    £9.99

    In this reissue of the bestselling Words Fail Me, Teresa Monachino rounds up and breaks down a variety of unruly words: words lacking in integrity, misleading words that do not mean what they say, words that mean more than they say, words with...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Mar 2014
    £4.99

    Acclaimed children’s author Allan Burnett turns his attention to the First World War in a book of explosively exciting and emotionally charged tales of bravery and adventure. Featuring the true exploits of soldiers, spies, pilots, sailors and...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Dec 2014
    £8.99

    The horrific killing of two young Edinburgh women in October 1977 sparked a nationwide manhunt that turned into one of Britain’s longest and most famous murder investigations. In The World’s End Murders, Tom Wood and David Johnston tell...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Apr 2001
    £7.99

    The Yellow on the Broom is the fi rst part of Betsy Whyte’s autobiography. Not only is it a fascinating insight into the life and customs of traveller people in the 1920s and 1930s, it is also a thought-provoking account of human strength and...