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  • Cover scan of Fast Sailing And Copper-Bottomed
    Fast Sailing And Copper-Bottomed: Aberdeen Sailing Ships And The Emigrant Scots They Carried To Canada, 1774-1855
    Lucille H. Campey - Paperback - Natural Heritage Books
    Lucille Campney recounts the days when Aberdeen's 'fast sailing and copper-bottomed' ships carried emigrant Scots to Canada and reveals the processes at work as well as the people behind the scenes who provided the services.
  • Cover scan of Renaissance War Galley, 1470-1590
    Renaissance War Galley, 1470-1590
    Angus Konstam - Paperback - Osprey
    For most of the Renaissance period, naval warfare in the Mediterranean was dominated by the war galley. This title examines the development of the war galley from its classically inspired resurrection in the 15th century until its demise in the early 17th century.
  • Cover scan of The Argyll Book
    The Argyll Book
    - Hardback - Birlinn
    Argyll, Dalriada or Earra-ghaidheal, the Coastland or Boundary of the Gael, is one of the most beautiful and historically significant parts of Scotland. This work covers topics ranging from prehistory to stately homes, folklore and literature, that relate to Argyll.
  • Cover scan of Old Harthill
    Old Harthill
    William F. Hendrie - Paperback - Stenlake
    Pictures of Harthill's Main Street and the shops and businesses that lined it during the early decades of the twentieth century form the core of this book, which also includes views of Eastfield, Greenrigg, West Benhar and Salsburgh. The West End Bar and McKee's grocers are also illustrated.
  • Cover scan of Old Mansfield Woodhouse
    Old Mansfield Woodhouse
    David J. Ottewell - Paperback - Stenlake
    The attractive village of Mansfield Woodhouse was originally rural, but from the nineteenth century many of its inhabitants operated framework knitting machines for a living. Pictures in the book include several of the trams and tramway, the Royal Hotel and Mansfield and Sherwood Collieries.
  • Cover scan of Old Ollerton
    Old Ollerton
    David J. Ottewell - Paperback - Stenlake
    Rural Ollerton grew to become a reasonable sized village thanks to its situation at the crossing of two important roads. The pictures in this book show both the picturesque old village and New Ollerton. There are also several attractive views showing the village's main streets and old shops.
  • Cover scan of Old Small Heath
    Old Small Heath
    John Bick - Paperback - Stenlake
    The bustling suburb of Small Heath is shown here during Edwardian times with shops such as the giant Small Heath Drapery Warehouse lining its busy streets. Pictures of the local tram services, bomb-damaged houses and the aftermath of a tornado in 1931 are also featured.
  • Cover scan of People And Woods In Scotland
    People And Woods In Scotland: A History
    - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    This is a history of the trees, woodlands and forests of Scotland and of the people who used them. It begins 11,500 years ago when the ice sheet melted and trees such as hazel, pine, ash and oak returned, bringing with them first birds and mammals and, soon after, the first hunter-gathering humans.
  • Cover scan of Grampian Ways
    Grampian Ways
    Robert Smith - Paperback - John Donald
    Rising from the North-east coastal plain just south of Aberdeen, the Grampians grow steadily in grandeur as they roll westwards, providing some of the most dramatic scenery in Britain. This work is both an exploration and celebration of the geography and history of this part of Scotland.
  • Cover scan of Into The Red
    Into The Red: Liverpool FC And The Changing Face Of English Football
    John Williams - Paperback - Mainstream
    After a decade in football wilderness and weighed down by the legacy of a successful past, Liverpool F.C. appear to have turned a corner. This book charts their resurgence and highlights the importance of football to the city.

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