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  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Oct 2018
    £11.99

    This is the true story of Sikkim, a tiny Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas that survived the end of the British Empire only to be annexed by India in 1975.It tells the remarkable tale of Thondup Namgyal, the last King of Sikkim, and his American...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2017
    £17.99

    This is an astonishing true tale of espionage, journeys in disguise, secret messages, double agents, assassinations and sexual intrigue. Alexander Burnes was one of the most accomplished spies Britain ever produced and the main antagonist of the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £8.99

    All over the world people associate the bagpipes with Scotland. In this informative and entertaining book Stuart McHardy introduces Scotland’s national instrument – its history, development and repertoire – and examines the part...

  • Paperback | Pub: 13 Feb 2008
    £16.99

    Through most of eight hundred years, Somerled of Argyll has been variously denounced as an intractable rebel against his rightful king and esteemed as the honoured ancestor of the later medieval Lord of the Isles, but he can be recognised now as a...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2012
    £7.99

    The gallant rearguard action which led to the capture of the 51st Highland Division at St Valéry-en-Caux (two weeks after the famous evacuation of the main British army from Dunkirk) may have burned itself into the consciousness of an older...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £14.99

    In May 2018 NASA called a press conference to announce the successful test-run of their tiny nuclear reactor KRUSTY (Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology). This revolutionary technology, which runs on heat alone, may have profound...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Aug 2012
    £25.00

    For almost a century the islands of Orkney and Shetland were under the rule of the Stewart earls, father and son, a rule remarkable for its infamous reputation in island history. Robert Stewart was an illegitimate son of James V, king of Scots, who...

  • Paperback | Pub: 17 Jun 2008
    £8.99

    This title is now a major Hollywood film starring Robert Carlyle and Billy Boyd. Ian Robertson Hamilton was an unknown law student at Glasgow University until Christmas Eve 1950. On that night, assisted by Alan Stewart, Gavin Vernon and Kay...

  • Paperback | Pub: 20 Oct 2014
    £20.00

    This book traces the history of relations between the kingdom of Strathclyde and Anglo-Saxon England in the Viking period of the ninth to eleventh centuries AD. It puts the spotlight on the North Britons or ‘Cumbrians’, an ancient people...

  • Paperback | Pub: 27 Apr 2016
    £14.99

    The Summer Walkers is the name the crofters of Scotland’s North-west Highlands gave the Travelling People – the inerrant tinsmiths, horse-dealers, hawkers and pearl-fishers who made their living ‘on the road’. These people...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Aug 2016
    £9.99

    The war memorial in the Scottish village of Bridge of Weir lists 72 men who died during the First World War. Their deaths occurred in almost every theatre of the war. They were awarded very few medals and their military careers were not remarkable...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Sep 2021
    £30.00

    The 15-year period between 1645 and 1660 was one of the most dynamic in British history, during which the republican Commonwealth and Cromwellian Protectorate attempted to create a new type of ‘Godly’ state after the execution of Charles...

  • E-Book | Pub: 10 Dec 2012
    £9.99

    In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian national hero. Along with almost 300 of his followers, Sinclair was killed in an ambush in Norway while marching to join the king of Sweden’s army. Sinclair...

  • Hardback | Pub: 15 Oct 2015
    £25.00

    Basil William Douglas, Lord Daer, was a remarkable man who left an indelible impression on those who knew him, including the poet Robert Burns and French intellectual and revolutionary the Marquis de Condorcet. Daer was a restless, energetic spirit...

  • E-Book | Pub: 15 Jun 2013
    £5.99

    Britain’s first flying machine was trailed in Perthshire in 1907 and ever since – whether at war or in peacetime – Scotland has been in the frontline of British military aviation. In Tartan Air Force Deborah Lake investigates...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2006
    £7.99

    This is the remarkable story of Donald Caskie, minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of the German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had several opportunities to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses...

  • Paperback | Pub: 08 Aug 2019
    £12.99

    Trevor Royle examines Scotland’s role in the Second World War from a wide range of perspectives. The country’s geographical position gave it great strategic importance for importing war materiel and reinforcements, for conducting naval...

  • Hardback | Pub: 12 Jan 2017
    £25.00

    Tir a’Mhurain is a collection of photographs that reflects the impressions gathered by Paul Strand and his wife Hazel during their 3-month visit to the Hebrides in 1945. Juxtaposing people and landscape, Strand’s beautifully sequenced...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Jul 2011
    £12.99

    Samuel Johnson and James Boswell spent the autumn of 1773 touring through the Lowlands and Highlands of Scotland as far west as the islands of Skye, Raasay, Coll, Mull, Inchkenneth and Iona. Both kept detailed notes of their impressions, and later...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Aug 2019
    £14.99

    Thomas Pennant’s first tour of Scotland started at Chester in 1769. Passing through Yorkshire and Durham he paid a brief visit to the Farne Islands in a coble – ‘a hazardous species of boat’ – entering Scotland at...