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Literature: history & criticism

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  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
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    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,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 May 2013
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    James Boswell’s relish for life, unflinching honesty and wide social contacts make him one of the raciest and most entertaining of all diarists.This is a one-volume edition of the journals he kept while making his living as an advocate in...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Oct 2007
    £5.99 £4.79

    In 1801, some five years after Robert Burns’ death, nine of his friends sat down to dinner in what is now known as Burns Cottage in Alloway to celebrate his extraordinary life and to give thanks for his friendship. Over the years the informal...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
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    The Highlands and Islands of Scotland experienced massive changes during the nineteenth century.  Economic restructuring, introducing sheep and deer and encouraging clearance and eviction, is the best known change, but it was by no means the only...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Jun 2019
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    George’s memory is inseparable from Orkney, where he was born the youngest child of a poor family and which he rarely left. His mother was a beautiful woman who spoke only Gaelic and his father was a wit, mimic and singer, who also doubled as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 Sep 2021
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    Since the middle ages, Orkney has proved remarkable for the volume and the quality of its literary output. From the skalds and sagamen of the Viking age, through to the colourful folklorists, polemicists and translators of the Victorian era, and the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2016
    £14.99 £11.99

    Robert Burns was by far and away the most iconic figure in nineteenth-century Scotland. Multiple editions of his works poured incessantly from the presses. Unprecedentedly large crowds gathered to commemorate him at huge festivals and at the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
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    The story begins with Campbell, aged 14, in a police cell in Glasgow. He’s been charged with stealing books – five Mickey Spillane novels and a copy of Peyton Place. At 15, he became an apprentice printer, but gave that up in order to ‘go on...