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    Lydia: Wife Of Hugh Miller Of Cromarty
    Elizabeth Sutherland - Paperback - Tuckwell
    The name and writing of Hugh Miller, born in Cromarty in 1802, have always been and still are well-known. But his wife, Lydia, born in Inverness in 1812, has remained undeservedly in obscurity. In this book, she is at last brought on stage. Elizabeth Sutherland recounts her life in full.
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    Being Scottish: Personal Reflections On Scottish Identity Today
    - Paperback - Polygon at Edinburgh
    This collection consists of 100 short reflections on the experience of being Scottish in the opening years of the 21st century.
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    Mary Queen Of Scots And The Casket Letters
    A. E. MacRobert - Hardback - I. B. Tauris
    This study re-examines the story of the Casket Letters, allegedly written by Mary to her lover Bothwell. The author sets out to provide an accessible presentation of the letters, as well as look at the controversy, the latest historiography and the literature it has generated.
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    Pamela Stephenson - Paperback - HarperCollinsEntertainment
    From welding to folk singing to comedy to writing to acting, Billy Connolly has proved his versatility and sheer determination. Here, his wife Pamela gives the reader an insider's view of the life of the Big Yin.
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    I Remember: Memories Of Raasay
    John Nicolson - Paperback - Birlinn
    John Nicolson's memoirs cover his early life on Raasay, one of the least-known jewels of the Hebrides, up to when he left in 1941. It offers the story of the island and its people during the war years and provides a glimpse of a lost way of life.
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    A Wee Guide To Flora MacDonald
    David MacDonald - Paperback - Goblinshead
    This work tells of the life and times of Flora MacDonald, including her adventures with Bonnie Prince Charlie, immigration to North Carolina, and her eventual return to Skye.
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    Sea Room: An Island Life
    Adam Nicolson - Paperback - HarperCollins
    Adam Nicolson's father had answered a newspaper advertisement in the 1930s: Uninhabited islands for sale. Outer Hebrides. 600 acres. Adam Nicolson inherited the islands when he was 21, and in this book he tells the story of his own experiences there.
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    Chasing The Comet: A Scottish-Canadian Adventure
    Patricia Koretchuk - Paperback - Wilfrid Laurier
    'Dour Scot' is the wrong description for David Caldow, who leads readers on a romp from the early 20th century to the present, from an insular Scottish village to modern-day multi-cultural British Columbia, from boyhood to old age.
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    The Looked After Kid: Memoirs From A Children's Home
    Paolo Hewitt - Paperback - Mainstream
    This a compelling story that vividly details what life was like for kids in a British orphanage in the '70s. It addresses the emotional struggle which children who lived in the orphanage faced, and the feelings of fear and rejection.
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    Sergeant Jiggy: A True Story
    John A. Walker - Hardback - Cosmos
    The story by the subject's son takes the reader through the period from 1914 to the end of World War 2, using diaries, newspaper reports and other contemporary information to see life through the eyes of a man who, like many others of his generation, was called up and sent abroad to defend freedom.

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