Places & Peoples: General Interest
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- Add to BasketBowhill: The House, Its People And Its Paintings
- Paperback - Caique
With its simple form and dark greywacke stone, its great mass spread along a plain grassy platform above the Ettrick Valley, Bowhill might be thought to verge on the austere, even the institutional. For the approaching visitor their is no hint of a family whose ties thread for centuries back through the histories of Scotland and England, little to encourage hope that rich and varied art collections might lie within, or even that these solid stones might have resonated with festivities and celebrations, the setting for warm sentiments and deeper emotions. Bowhill is a most deceptive house.
- Add to BasketBalkaneering
- Paperback - Olida
Civil wars, ethnic cleansing and genocide, mass murderers, liberation movements and eccentric dictators - and all in recent memory. Jimmy Cormack travels round the parts of Europe the rest prefer to avoid, examining the history, the geography and the political intrigue.
- Add to BasketA Bend In The Nile: My Life In Nubia And Other Places
- Paperback - Sandstone
Nubia - an area located in Southern Egypt and Northern Sudan - goes back to 3100 BC. It was here Chris McIvor arrived to provide teaching services in the early 1980s. From Dongola he travelled along the Nile and across the desert, along the way exploring the remains of a civilization that long predates any European equivalent.
- Add to BasketBetween Weathers: Travels In The 21st Century
- Paperback - Sandstone
Set amidst fascinating locations and soaked in history, filled with stories skilfully told, this is a book for lovers of lyrical travel writing delivered with informed authority and irresistible humour.
- Add to BasketBeauty Tips From Moose Jaw: Excursions In The Great Weird North
- Paperback - Canongate
Delving into the history and landscape of Canada, Will Ferguson travels the land in search of the people who reflect the character and nature of the country.
- Add to BasketBonnie Scotland
- Hardback - GW
This is a large-format pictorial book featuring over 200 images of Scotland's most famous and scenic views.
- Add to BasketBairnsangs: Nursery Rhymes In Scots
- Paperback - Alloway
Bairnsangs in the result of the collaboration in 1955 of three influential Ayrshire men. Together they wrote these nursery rhymes in Scots under the name of Sandy Thomas Ross.