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Literature & literary studies

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  • Paperback | Pub: 31 May 2018
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    All over the world traditional tales used to be told at the fireseide until their place came to be taken by books, newspapers, radio and television. This is an entertaining collection from Scotland, recorded and collected by researchers from the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2006
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    As a young, strong-willed Victorian “new woman” in Arbroath, Marion wrote colourful, witty and perceptive diaries and articles which revealed her to be knowledgeable, well-travelled, cultured and opinionated. After the death of her...

  • Paperback | Pub: 10 Oct 2019
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    This is an extraordinary collection of tales from one of the very greatest Gaelic storytellers, Angus MacLellan, and translated by one of Scotland’s finest Celtic Scholars, John Lorne Campbell. The stories in the book include every type of...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Mar 2015
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    The descendants of the Gaels are scattered far and wide across the world – a diaspora that is at once cherished and overlooked. This unique, heartfelt book brings vividly to life through raps, secular psalms, love poems and aphorisms the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 22 Feb 2015
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    Lewisman Donald S Murray tells in his inimitable verse and prose Stornoway’s story from the days when Mesolithic people sheltered there to its present-day life as a bustling, modern harbour, casting light on men and boats, native herring girls...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Feb 2020
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    The Braes of Glenlivet lie on the eastern edge of the Grampian mountains, in one of Scotland’s most active whisky-producing areas. This collection of stories and memories spans a century of life on farms and around Chapeltown and...

  • Hardback | Pub: 18 Nov 2011
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    Funny, scurrilous, chilling and gloriously inventive, Tam o’ Shanter is widely regarded as Robert Burns’ masterpiece. This magnificent edition of the poem features the work of Alexander Goudie, one of Scotland’s greatest...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Sep 2018
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    This new book, The Witch in the Word Machine, is a collection that underpins Jenni Fagan’s entire approach to words. Her spell poems are portraits of people, lovers and cities: Paris, New York, Edinburgh, Detroit, LA, and San Francisco. The...

  • E-Book | Pub: 17 Jun 2014
    £5.99 £4.79

    At a country house party Cornelius Appin announces that he has discovered a method by which animals can be taught to speak. His latest pupil is none other than Tobermory, the ginger cat belonging to his hosts, Sir Wilfred and Lady Blemley. As the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Jul 2013
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    Meg Bateman vividly evokes the landscape of Scotland, particularly the brooding presences of the Scottish islands and Sutherland, and touches on personal love and loss in this intimate and celebratory collection.

  • Hardback | Pub: 03 Oct 2016
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    Gathered in this book are over twenty islands that have decidedly human origins, whether they are the products of imagination, deception or simply human error. They are phantoms, fakes and legends: an archipelago of ex-isles and forgotten...

  • Hardback | Pub: 07 Dec 2017
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    In this fascinating and moving collection, Henry Marsh once again uses his exceptional poetic gifts to take us to the heart of one of the most difficult periods of Scottish history. His feeling for place and for the personalities involved is such...

  • Paperback | Pub: 02 Dec 2013
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  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Aug 2016
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    age has drifted down / imperceptibly, like dust Age comes to us all. It is not a unique phenomenon, but it is personal, and it can be perplexing. Poetry gives us a fresh way to think about growing older, and these poems, introduced by Sally...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Jun 2009
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    There is a moment during sunrise or sunset when the usual motion of the day gives way to something extraordinary. Following the curvature of the earth, light bends and refracts to give a green flash as the sun rises or dips at the horizon....

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Jun 2014
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    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: 17 Nov 2006
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    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: 08 Jun 2009
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    Brian McCabe’s fourth poetry collection is an inventive exploration of the world of numbers. With playfulness and poise, McCabe brings mathematics to life through a range of voices: a newsreader reports on the government’s introduction...