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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    The British Nationality Test: How British Are You?
    Cameron McPhail - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    The deadpan but hilarious 'British Nationality Test' marks a truly new direction for the genre and is well removed from those insipid and often rather base joke books. Fast forward to the time when global warming has kicked in and Britain has been transformed into a Mediterranean paradise. Faced with waves of immigration, the government is forced to bring in a challenging nationalality test in an attempt to stem the human tide of aspiring citizens. The twist is that this is a test with a difference. Out goes Latin and biology and in comes the likes of gender studies and sports studies, with hilarious results.
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    Scotland: A Short History
    Christopher Harvie - Paperback - Oxford University Press
    Harvie, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers, takes a long view of Scotland, its land, people and culture. The text sweeps from the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond.
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    Central Glasgow Through Time
    Etta Dunn - Paperback - Amberley
    This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which central Glasgow has changed and developed over the last century.
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    Paisley Through Time
    Brian McGuire - Paperback - Amberley
    This selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Paisley has changed and developed over the last century.
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    Scotland Vs England: Whit Will They Dae Withoot Us?
    Ian Black - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    For 300 years, Scotland and England have stood together, united in glorious kinship. This text is full of angry jibes and gentle jokes between the Jocks and the Auld Enemy. It has been updated to cover the 2014 independence debate.
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    The Scottish Nationality Test 2014/15: How Scottish Are You?
    Cameron McPhail - Paperback - B&W
    At a time when Scotland is once again considering life as an independent nation, this book is essential reading for any citizen or visitor with a sense of humour. So, how Scottish are you?
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    A People's History Of Scotland
    Chris Bambery - Paperback - Verso
    In September 2014, the people of Scotland will decide whether - after 407 years of British rule - they want to be an independent country. Chris Bambery, a leading figure in the Scottish Independence campaign, seizes the opportunity to delve into the real and oft-forgotten history of Scotland. 'A People's History of Scotland' is a corrective to the usual history of kings and queens, victorious battles and bloody defeats. Rather it tells the story that matters today - the story of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydesdale who fought for their rights, and the contemporary struggle for independence. It looks at the struggles for nationhood as well as for a socialist future, while also charting the lives of Scots who changed the world: from the real Macbeth, to the father of modern capitalism, Adam Smith, as well as campaigner Mary Brooksbank.
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    Blood On The Thistle
    Stuart Pearson - Hardback - John Blake
    'Blood on the Thistle' is the examination of the life and times of a remarkable Scottish family, the Cranstons of Haddington, East Lothian. It focuses on a period from about 1880, when the young, hard-working parents, Alec and Lizzy Cranston, arrived in Haddington, through to 1920, when the family they had produced had been torn apart by the effects of the Great War and broke up as its surviving members pursued seperate lives around the globe.
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    Northern Scotland
    - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    Established in 1972, 'Northern Scotland' is an international, peer-reviewed, annual publication. This volume considers Scotland in Europe.

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