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  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £8.99

    Pressure for independence remains a major force in Scotland, but the case for it has changed substantially since the referendum of 2014. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, 60 per cent of the Scottish electorate voted to remain part of the European...

  • Hardback | Pub: 02 Mar 2023
    £16.99

    People are drawn to the harbours and boats of Scotland whether they have a seafaring background or not. Why do boats take on different shapes as you follow the complex shorelines of islands and mainland? And why do the sails they carry appear to be...

  • E-Book | Pub: 01 Apr 2023
    £19.99

    As seen in The Times, Sunday Times, Spectator, and on Tonight with Andrew Marr (LBC) Join journalist Ian Williams as he examines China like never before. He begins with the extraordinary rise of the Chinese surveillance state, how information...

  • Paperback | Pub: 07 Mar 2024
    £12.99

    Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize 2023 As seen in The Times, Sunday Times, Spectator, and on Tonight with Andrew Marr (LBC) Under President Xi Jinping, China’s global ambitions have taken a dangerous new turn. Bullying and intimidation have...

  • E-Book | Pub: 24 Nov 2003
    £30.00

    By comparison with their English counterparts, Scottish nineteenth-century railways have suffered from a degree of neglect by economic historians. Most of the existing literature is written for the railway enthusiast, concentrating mainly on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 04 Aug 2022
    £12.99

    It started and ended with a financial catastrophe. The Darien disaster of 1700 drove Scotland into union with England, but spawned the institutions which transformed Edinburgh into a global financial centre. The crash of 2008 wrecked the city’s...

  • Paperback | Pub: 14 Sep 2023
    £20.00

    Salt is a vital commodity. For many centuries it sustained life for Scots as seasoning for a diet dominated by grains (mainly oats), and for preservation of fish and cheese. Sea-salt manufacturing is one of Scotland’s oldest industries, dating to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Aug 2023
    £9.99

    This is the extraordinary story of how salt fish from Shetland became one of the staple foods of Europe, powered an economic boom and inspired artists, writers and musicians. It ranges from the wild waters of the North Atlantic, the ice-filled...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2024
    £20.00

    The infamous ‘Beeching Axe’ swept away virtually every Scottish branch line in the 1960s. Conventional wisdom viewed these losses as regrettable yet inevitable in an era of growing affluence and rising car ownership. This ground-breaking...

  • Hardback | Pub: 05 Sep 2024
    £20.00

    State capitalism. Socialism with Chinese characteristics. A socialist market economy. There have been numerous descriptions of the Chinese economy. However, none seems to capture the predatory, at times surreal, nature of the economy of the...