British & Irish History

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    Curious Scotland: Tales From A Hidden History
    George Rosie - Hardback - Granta
    George Rosie unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes that range from the Picts to the Indian tribes of North America.
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    Castles Of The Clans: The Strongholds And Seats Of 750 Scottish Families And Clans
    Martin Coventry - Paperback - Goblinshead
    This work investigates the strongholds and seats of Scotland families and clans. Organized by clan name, there follows information on the history and origins of the family, and any castles, towers, and historic houses which they owned.
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    Orkney: A Historical Guide
    C. R. Wickham-Jones - Paperback - Birlinn
    This is a chronological history of Orkney from prehistoric times to the present day, including maps and site plans of the district. Orkney lies only 20 miles north of mainland Scotland, yet for centuries its culture was dominated by Scandinavia.
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    I Never Knew That About The Scottish
    Christopher Winn - Paperback - Ebury Press
    Turning his attention to the Scottish people, author Christopher Winn takes us on an eye-opening journey around the nation, discovering the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history contribute to the Scottish character.
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    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume two could have been dubbed 'The Fall of the Gorbals' and covers the post-war period when the area was comprehensively 'redeveloped' by town planners (i.e. demolished) and then replaced with award-winning modern architecture much of which has since been demolished because although it won awards for looks it was hopeless to live in.
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    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume three has an evangelical feel to it and could be nicknamed 'Born Again' and takes the story into the 1990s.
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    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume four could be dubbed 'Oatlands and Epilogue'. It is mainly about Oatlands, looking at the history of this often-overlooked area before again bringing the story up to date with more recent renewal.
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    The Gorbals And Oatlands: A New History
    R. P. A. Smith - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    In four volumes this history of the Gorbals and Oatlands covers the area's development, redevelopments, and regeneration. Volume one, which could have been subtitled 'The Rise of the Gorbals', charts the 18th and 19th century transformation from small village to major suburb with 90,000 inhabitants, 140 pubs, and 1100 shops.
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    Old Abernethy
    Frank Zwolinski - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    Now a dormitory town for Perth, at the time of the collection of photos shown here Abernethy was largely a self-sufficient community (except for Abernethy biscuits that have nothing to do with the town except sharing the name) with a main street full of shops. The book has extended captions exploring the long history of the town and its environs. As well as the town's streets and shops, also featured are the old Co-op van, Polish soldiers stationed there during the war, and even one of the last handloom weavers.
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    Old Saltaire & Shipley
    Paul Chrystal - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This text takes a look at Saltaire, the mill town founded and built by Titus Salt next to the River Aire (hence the name) in West Yorkshire. Saltaire was a model town built in response to the desperate conditions in nearby Bradford. The book comprises a collection of historic photos accompanied by informative captions and tells the story of Salt and his town Saltaire, as well as the neighbouring settlement of Shipley with its attractions of the glen and the tramway.

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