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  • E-Book | Pub: 11 Aug 2016
    £5.99

    Over the centuries countless Scots have travelled to every conceivable corner of the globe – some to start a new life, others asentrepreneurs, explorers, missionaries, colonial administrators, soldiers and in a multitude of other contexts....

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £20.00

    Scotland has played an immense role in European high culture through the centuries, and among its cultural links none have been greater than those with France. This book shows that the links with France stretch back deep into the Middle Ages, and...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    The Holy Grail, the kingdom of Camelot, The Knights of the Round Table and the magical sword Excalibur are all key ingredients of the legends surrounding King Arthur. But who was he really, where did he come from, and how much of what we read about...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
    £7.49

    Two clubs, dedicated to proclaiming the joys of libertine sex, thrived in mid and late 18th-century Scotland. The Beggar’s Benison (1732), starting from local roots in Fife, became large and sprawling, with branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow...

  • E-Book | Pub: 13 May 2013
    £6.99

    I began to think I heard something else than merely the noise of my own of own footsteps . . . the eerie crunch, crunch, sounded behind me, I was seized with terror and took to my heels, staggering blindly among the boulders for four or five miles ....

  • E-Book | Pub: 05 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    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,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Sep 2011
    £8.99

    At the end of the First World War Britain and to a much lesser extent France created the modern Middle East. The possessions of the former Ottoman Empire were carved up with scant regard for the wishes of those who lived there. Frontiers were...

  • E-Book | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £20.00

    Between the end of the Second World War and the collapse of Communism confrontation with the Soviet Union was an everyday reality. As part of Nato’s response, Scotland played a key role in the alliance’s forward maritime defence strategy, aimed...

  • E-Book | Pub: 20 Oct 2016
    £5.99

    It took 600 men six years to build, and was one of the longest bridges in the world. On its completion in 1878, famous visitors, including the Emperor of Brazil, Prince Leopold of the Belgians and Queen Victoria herself, came to pay homage to this...

  • E-Book | Pub: 04 Apr 2013
    £9.99

    On 10 May 1941, Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of the Third Reich, entered Scottish airspace in an ill-fated attempt to discuss peace with the Duke of Hamilton. For the Nazis, Hess was the victim of ‘tragic hallucinations’. But how far had...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £8.99

    In the early hours of Thursday, July 10, 1919 hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers rushed out onto the streets and rooftops and gaped up into the sky as a great silver ship, hundreds of feet long, rolled slowly across the city. Restaurants, hotels,...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Aug 2012
    £4.99

    In the global world of the Internet, where anything is possible, where scientists never cease to astonish yet seem to provide more questions than answers, Roddy Martine looks beyond the everyday and the normal, searching for answers in the mysteries...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2014
    £12.99

    This new and compelling history of eighteenth-century Scotland paints a rich and detailed portrait of the country at a time when it was of truly global significance. This journey from the Union of 1707 to its centenary and beyond takes in vivid...

  • E-Book | Pub: 30 Jul 2012
    £6.99

    In the summer of 2002, Mitchell set sail aboard the 30-foot yacht Foggy Dew on a voyage that took him from his home through the Western Isles to Orkney and Shetland and on to the west coast of Norway. Against the backdrop of one of the world’s...

  • E-Book | Pub: 19 May 2016
    £9.99

    In 1947, when India achieved independence, Britain portrayed the transfer of power as the outcome of decades, even centuries, of responsible planning – the honourable discharge of an historic responsibility. That view has never been seriously...

  • E-Book | Pub: 03 Oct 2013
    £12.99

    War opened and closed Scotland’s greatest century: a pitiless part in the defeat of Naploeon in 1815, a huge blood-sacrifice for the sake of victory from 1914. In between came the greatest contributions to the progress and happiness of the...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £5.99

    In a life stranger than any fiction, Grace O’Malley, daughter of a clan chief in the far west of Ireland, went from marriage at fifteen to piracy on the high seas. She soon had a fleet of galleys under her commander, but her three decades of...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Sep 2020
    £18.99

    In the 1890s, the people of north-west Scotland grew tired of Government Commissions sent to consider a railway to Ullapool.  Despite rock-solid arguments in favour of such a railway, neither government nor the big railway companies lifted a finger...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
    £8.99

    ‘A gripping insight into many Scots who ventured forth in a trade harsher than fiction but no less colourful’ – Scots Magazine Seawolves is an exciting and thorough examination of Scots connected to piracy, whether they are...