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Where Is Wee MacNessie?
- Paperback - Ablekids Press
Wee MacNessie's friends are trying to find him. Where can he be?
Our Hillman Imp: A Celebration
- Paperback - Argyll
The Hillman Imp was a rival to the Mini and had many innovations that were soon adopted by other motor manufacturers. The Imp however met an untimely demise. This book takes a brief look at the history of the Imp and focuses on its success as well as recording fond memories of Imp owners past and present.
Our Nazis: Representations Of Fascism In Contemporary Literature And Film
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Why has a fascination with fascism re-emerged after the Cold War? What is its cultural function now, in an era of commemoration? Focusing particularly on the British context, this study offers an analysis of contemporary popular and literary fiction, film, TV and art exhibitions about Nazis and Nazism. Petra Rau brings this material into dialogue with earlier responses to fascism and demonstrates how, paradoxically, Nazism has been both mediated and mythologised to the extent that it now often replaces engagement with actual, violent history.
Once Upon A Time: The Lives Of Bob Dylan
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
This text draws together the tangled strands of the many lives of Bob Dylan in all their contradictory brilliance. For the first time, the laureate of modern America is set in his entire context: musical, historical, literary, political and personal.
- Paperback - Sphere
Evie needs a good holiday. So when her employers - two high-powered plastic surgeons - invite her to attend a conference with them in the south of France, she can't believe her luck. It's certainly the holiday of a lifetime - but not quite in the way Evie imagined!
Our Ancient National Airs: Scottish Song Collecting From The Enlightenment To The Romantic Era
- Hardback - Ashgate
One of the earliest documented Scottish song collectors to go 'into the field' to gather his specimens was Joseph Macdonald. Macdonald emigrated in 1760 and it fell to Patrick Macdonald to finish and publish his brother's collection. McAulay traces the history of Scottish song collecting over the ensuing 130 years.
The Ottoman Motel
- Paperback - Sandstone
Simon and his parents arrive in the small town of Reception and check in to the Ottoman Motel. Then, while Simon is asleep, his parents disappear. Are they lost? Has something terrible happened to them? Have they simply driven away and left him? All Simon knows is that he is alone in a strange town. And, as a desultory police investigation begins, he realises he is unsure who he can trust.
Oman, Culture And Diplomacy
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
This comprehensive study of the Sultanate of Oman presents a portrait of a nation through its diplomacy. It draws upon key research into Omani religious and social traditions and ethnographic studies of language and social customs.
One Great George Street: The Headquarters Building Of The Institution Of Civil Engineers
- Hardback - Whittles Publishing
This title is the most thorough study yet undertaken of the headquarters building of the Institution of Civil Engineers in Great George Street, London, SW1. It considers how the building visually represents the authority of the profession and discusses not only the architecture and technology of the building but also the social relationships that underpin the structure.
Orkney's Italian Chapel: The True Story Of An Icon
- Paperback - Black & White
The author traces the history of an Italianate chapel built on the island of Orkney by Italian prisoners of war.