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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Jun 2019
    £8.99

    In 1920s Scotland a foreign dignitary on a secret visit has been abducted by men who plan to murder him. Veteran adventurer Richard Hannay must recruit three of his oldest friends to prevent a catastrophe that could plunge Europe into another war....

  • | Pub: 07 Jul 2022
    £19.99

    The Forth Rail Bridge is one of the world’s great engineering feats, and one of its most well-known. When it opened in 1890, the cantilevered bridge had one of the world’s longest spans, at 541 metres. Its distinctive and innovative design marks...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
    £8.99

    The Jacobite army marches into England and Alistair Maclean, close confident of Charles Edward Stewart embarks on a secret mission to raise support for the cause in the west. He soon begins to suspect someone close to the Prince is passing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 25 Oct 2018
    £9.99

    Mull and Iona are two of the most visited islands in Scotland, and have played a central role in the history of the country. As the cradle of Christianity in Scotland, Iona has been a place of pilgrimage for almost 1,500 years and was a beacon of...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Nov 2021
    £30.00

    Newcastle has a long and distinguished history through two millennia: a Roman fortress at the eastern end of Hadrian’s Wall; an important centre of monasticism; a ‘royal’ bulwark against attacks and invasion from Scotland; and the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Mar 2022
    £9.99

    ‘An enthralling mystery, family saga and Sunset Song-esque ode to the land’ – The Herald, 25 Summer Reads Longlisted for the Highland Book Prize 2021 Winner of the Bookmark Book Festival Book of the Year 2021 After Highland...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Jul 2021
    £12.99

    The Outer Hebrides lie 40 miles to the west of mainland Scotland, forming a barrier to the North Atlantic. Culturally distinct from early prehistory, the islands contain a wealth of historical and archaeological monuments, including the standing...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
    £9.99

    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...

  • Calendar | Pub: 07 May 2020
    £4.50

    Following the continued success of the 2020 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • Calendar | Pub: 27 May 2021
    £9.99

    Following the continued success of the 2021 Scottish Maps Calendar, Birlinn is once again proud to collaborate with the National Library of Scotland. This new calendar features more of the most beautiful maps of Scotland ever made. From the very...

  • E-Book | Pub: 07 Aug 2014
    £2.99

    For a gentleman seeking more prestigious company amidst the bawdy houses of an eighteenth-century city, the House of Masques provides the perfect no-touch escorts. Girls, highly educated and socially trained, are geisha-like status symbols for...

  • E-Book | Pub: 06 Feb 2014
    £4.99

    William Shakespeare is dying, with his lawyer at his bedside. It is time to dictate his will. But how can a man put his affairs in order before he’s come to terms with his past? Acclaimed poet, novelist, and Shakespeare professor Christopher...

  • Paperback | Pub: 22 Mar 2018
    £8.99

    Buchan’s favourite of all his novels, Witch Wood deals with the hypocrisy that can lie beneath god-fearing respectability. The book is set in the terrifying times of the first half of the seventeenth century when the Church of Scotland...