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  • Cover scan of Glasgow's Lost Theatre
    Glasgow's Lost Theatre: The Story Of The Britannia Music Hall
    Judith MacLay - Paperback - Birlinn
    Music-hall stars such as Jack Buchanan, Charles Coburn, Harry Lauder, Dan Leno and Vesta Tilley all trod the boards at what started life as the Britannia Music Hall. Under the management of A.E. Pickard, the Panopticon, as it became known, widened its range of attractions to include freak shows, waxworks, a carnival and a zoo, continuing to draw the crowds until 1938. During the next sixty years, however, its very existence faded into memory as the building was converted and its auditorium sealed off. It was only in 1997 that Judith MacLay discovered the theatre, since when she has made it her mission to bring the Britannia back to life. Here, she traces the history of this magical place and the people who performed there, and tells the fascinating story of how the Britannia is being restored to its former glory.
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    Scotland: Let's Get Quizzical
    Gwion Prydderch - Hardback - Summersdale
    Get ready for a brain-teasing trip through the best bits of Scotland: return the Stone of Destiny to Scone by finding your way through a maze; brush up on your knowledge of Scottish lochs in a word search and find out who recorded the first sighting of Nessie.
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    Wild Voices: Journeys Through Time In The Scottish Highlands
    Mike Cawthorne - Paperback - Birlinn
    The journeys in this book are tales of adventure on foot and by canoe through some of the last wild places in Scotland. Each journey is haunted by the ghost of another writer - Neil Gunn, Iain Thompson, Rowena Farre - who has left behind the trace of his or her own experience of these isolated hills, glens, streams or lochs.
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    A Croft In The Hills
    Katharine Stewart - Paperback - Birlinn
    'A Croft in the Hills' captures life on a hill croft 50 years ago. A couple and their young daughter, fresh from life in the town, struggle to get the work done and make ends meet in an environment that is, at times, hard and unforgiving.
  • Cover scan of Gourock To Largs Coast Through Time
    Gourock To Largs Coast Through Time
    Bill Clarke - Paperback - Amberley
    This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Gourock to Largs has changed and developed over the last century.
  • Cover scan of Dumfries House

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    Dumfries House: An Architectural Story
    Simon Green - Hardback - RCAHMS
  • Cover of The Brewers And Breweries Of Ayrshire, Buteshire And Renfrewshire
    The Brewers And Breweries Of Ayrshire, Buteshire And Renfrewshire
    Forbes Gibb - Paperback - Lomax Press
    In this volume you will discover how the breweries in Catrine and Irvine were celebrated in poetry; how James Watt's grandfather attempted to stop sailor's wives pawning their household goods to buy ale; and how William Wallace was blown into a field by a boiler explosion.
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    Wish You Were Still Here: The Scottish Seaside Holiday
    Eric Simpson - Paperback - Amberley
    As one of Scotland's key forms of leisure and mass entertainment, tourism was a major growth industry of the 19th century and this growth continued into the 20th century. Starting in the golden age of the Victorian and Edwardian resorts, the author explores the ways and means whereby the Scottish people were enabled to enjoy the benefits of seaside and other holidays.
  • Cover scan of The Little Book Of Edinburgh
    The Little Book Of Edinburgh
    Geoff Holder - Hardback - History
    'The Little Book of Edinburgh' is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and hundreds of wacky facts.
  • Cover scan of Edinburgh Celebrity City Guide
    Edinburgh Celebrity City Guide
    Joanne Soroka - Paperback - Crowood
    'Edinburgh Celebrity City Guide' details the lives of 100 of the city's most famous people, along with illustrations and maps of where they lived, worked or dallied. From the discovery of a reliable anaesthetic to the birthplace of Sean Connery, this book reveals the city's darkest secrets and its most colourful characters.

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