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The arts

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  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Nov 2019
    £9.99

    This is the story of the last acrimonious days of the Beatles, a final chapter reconstructing for the first time the seismic events of 1969, the year that saw the band reach new highs of musical creativity and new lows of internal strife. Two years...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £16.99

    Arnold Schwarzenegger – a bodybuilder-turned-real-estate mogul who turned an undefeated streak at the Mr Olympia contest into an astonishing film career and eight years as the governor of California – is, for many people, the embodiment of the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Apr 2016
    £25.00

    The Making of George Wyllie has been co-written by his elder daughter, Louise Wyllie, and arts journalist Jan Patience. Containing never-beforeseen images and fresh insight into his influences and early life, this book seeks to answer questions...

  • Hardback | Pub: 08 Feb 2018
    £9.99

    Spiritualist and extortionist Patrick Seton is coming up for trial. He’s been accused of forgery, and suddenly West London’s bachelors are all in a tizzy. Described by Evelyn Waugh as the ‘cleverest and most elegant of all Mrs Spark’s clever...

  • Hardback | Pub: 21 Nov 2016
    £20.00

    Bobby Tulloch, known to his pals as ‘Tucker’, was the son of a crofter in the island of Yell. He’d started his working life as a baker and became, through his own extraordinary talents and a certain amount of good luck, a renowned...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Jul 2020
    £16.99

    Labels such as ‘icon’ or ‘legend’ are rarely attached to one individual to the degree that they are to Bruce Lee. He only made a handful of films, yet four and a half decades after his untimely death at the age of 32, the Little Dragon’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 May 2019
    £9.99

    In August 1970 Elton John achieved overnight fame after a rousing performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles; over the next five years he was unstoppable, scoring seven consecutive number 1 albums and sixteen Top 10 singles in America. But behind...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £8.99

    As an outstanding exponent of Art Nouveau and leader of the ‘Glasgow Style’, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s buildings, designs and paintings are known the world over. In this book Eilidh Muldoon shares her passion for one of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Jul 2019
    £8.99

    Iconic views of Glasgow in the latest of Birlinn’s series of colouring books, all featuring Eilidh Muldoon’s inimitable artwork. Includes: Glasgow Cathedral • Kelvingrove Museum • Riverside Museum • Gallery of Modern Art • Pollok...

  • Hardback | Pub: 01 Oct 2020
    £50.00

    Despite seven out of ten people in Scotland choosing cremation, in many ways crematoria are ‘invisible’ buildings, visited only by necessity, and they have not received the attention they deserve. Crematoria present a real challenge for...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Apr 2022
    £9.99

    ‘A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us’ – Ian Rankin Discover Edinburgh’s hidden music...

  • Hardback | Pub: 25 Oct 2018
    £25.00

    Margaret Fay Shaw took her first photographs of the Hebrides in 1924 whilst travelling through the islands by bicycle. It was her photography which first brought her to the attention of folklorist John Lorne Campbell, and after their marriage in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Sep 2014
    £12.99

    Music-hall stars such as Jack Buchanan, Charles Coburn, Harry Lauder, Dan Leno and Vesta Tilley all trod the boards at what started life as the Britannia Music Hall, as did a certain Stan Laurel, who made his debut there in 1906. Under the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Aug 2014
    £25.00

    This book marks the centenary of Neil MacLeod’s death in 1913 with the republication of some of his work. It also publishes for the first time all of the identifiable work of his brother, Iain Dubh (1847 – 1901), and of their father,...

  • Hardback | Pub: 22 Jul 2021
    £30.00

    The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of thousands of years of Scottish history and achievement, from the end of the last Ice Age to Dolly the Sheep and Andy Murry’s Wimbledon victory of 2013. The 1000+ stitches spent a...

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2016
    £25.00

    Brothers Henry, Charles and Thomas Richardson painted nearly 80 views of Hadrian’s Wall between 1838 and the 1880s. Most were created by Henry Burdon Richardson, who accompanied author John Collingwood Bruce on his tour of Hadrian’s Wall...

  • Paperback | Pub: 11 Apr 2019
    £9.99

    In 1969, among Harlem’s Rabelaisian cast of characters are bandleader King Curtis, soul singers Aretha Franklin and Donny Hathaway, and drug peddler Jimmy ‘Goldfinger’ Terrell. In February a raid on tenements across New York leads to the...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £7.99

    Accompanying the immense success of the Hebridean diaries and address books, Birlinn has added a birthday book to its attractive range of Hebridean stationery. Illustrated throughout with Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of the Hebrides, this...

  • Hardback | Pub: 10 May 2018
    £12.99

    This desk address book is attractively illustrated with acclaimed illustrator Mairi Hedderwick’s beautiful sketches of seasonal Western Island scenes. The sketches have been collected over a period of forty years, and both the old and the new are...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £25.00

    The classic three volumes of Hebridean Folksongs, reissued simultaneously for the first time since their original publication (1969, 1977, 1981), contain 135 songs connected with the waulking of homespun tweed cloth in the Hebridean isles. Volume 1...