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The Extinction Of Snow
- Paperback - Sandstone
A woman receives an email from her son which reads: 'I am sacred. Comfot me.' Does he mean scared? And does he mean 'come for me' or 'comfort me?' Shortly after that she learns of his death, an apparent road traffic accident on a French country road. A piece of music plays over in her head telling her that something is not right about the version of events she has been told. She decides to investigate, and this leads her on a bewildering journey across England, on to Paris, and eventually to the French village where he died.
Empire, Union And Reform
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This volume focuses on a century of seismic change in the political, religious and cultural life of Scotland. It's major theme is the politics of union and multiple monarchy following the creation of a British imperial system in 1603 and the problems of Scottish autonomy and identity to which this gave rise.
Evil For Evil
- Paperback - Allison & Busby
Lovatt Island is one of a group of uninhabited islands, near the isolated village of Innellan in south-west Scotland. The skeleton found in one of its sea-caves, shackled to the rock, looks like the relic of some long ago conflict between rival smuggling gangs, but the modern watch clasped around its bony wrist gives the lie to that.
- Paperback - Handspring
This comprehensive, fully referenced text aims to provide a foundation statement on energetic kinesiology in order to bring greater coherence to both its theory and practice.
English Historical Pragmatics
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Providing an ideal introduction to historical pragmatics, this guide gives students a solid grounding in historical pragmatics and teaches the methodology needed to analyse language in social, cultural and historical contexts.
Evidence: Principles, Policy And Practice
- Paperback - W. Green
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The Excalibur Codex
- Paperback - Corgi Books
For countless generations the sword had been kept hidden, ready for a time of need. But not hidden well enough, because on one warm July night in 1937 it vanished - its disappearance swallowed up in the storm clouds of war that would soon engulf the world. 1941 - twelve SS generals gather at a castle in East Prussia to re-enact an ancient rite and call on the spirits of Europe's mightiest warriors to aid them in the coming battle in the East. At the heart of the ritual is a pentagram formed by five swords. One of them is Excalibur, the mythical weapon pulled from a stone by King Arthur. 2010 - Art recovery expert Jamie Saintclair laughs when he reads the codex to a German war veteran's will, the strange ritual it describes and the mention of a sword named Excalibur.
- Paperback - BBC Books
It starts with a series of unexplained events. Earth tremors across the globe. People being driven out of their mind. The world needs Torchwood. Captain Jack has tracked down the problem to its source, a village in Peru, where he uncovers alien involvement.
Engine Of Destruction: The 51st (Highland) Division In The Great War
- Hardback - Argyll
So great was the reputation of Scottish combat troops in the trench warfare of World War I that an unnamed commentator told Haldane that 'the two most terrible engines of destruction ever made by man with the 51st and 15th Divisions, both Scottish'. Here, Colin Campbell assesses the reputation of the elite 51st Division, which alleged that German soldiers feared it more than any other British or Empire division.
Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands And The Origins Of Environmentalism
- Hardback - Yale University Press
What was the place of the natural world in Adam Smith's famous defense of free trade? Fredrik Albritton Jonsson recovers the forgotten networks of improvers and natural historians that sought to transform the soil, plants, and climate of Scotland in the 18th century.