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  • Hardback | Pub: 26 Sep 2019
    £14.99

    Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne, a contemporary of Robert Burns, wrote over 80 songs which enjoyed great popularity during her lifetime and still do so up to the present day. They are some of Scotland’s most famous traditional songs – including...

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

    Bob Servant is troubled. The economy is collapsing, his health is failing and around his hometown of Broughty Ferry, Bob is struggling to get the respect he deserves. Fortunately his email junk folder is bursting with offers of assistance from...

  • 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: 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: 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 in...

  • 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...

  • 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...