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Edinburgh Housemails Taxation Book, 1634-1636
- Hardback - Scottish History Society
This is a printed edition of an inventory of Edinburgh's properties, offering a fascinating snapshot of the fabric of a seventeenth-century European capital city.
Experiencing War As The 'Enemy Other': Italian Scottish Experience In World War II
- Paperback - Manchester University Press
An original and engaging study which examines the impact of World War Two on the Italian community in Scotland.
Scotland In The Age Of Two Revolutions
- Hardback - The Boydell Press
The 17th century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book provides a fresh perspective on the most important events and developments of the period.
A Drop In The Ocean: The Story Of The Isle Of Muck
- Paperback - Birlinn
Polly Pullar tells the tale of one of the Hebrides, unique thriving small communities through the colourful anecdotes of Lawrence MacEwen, who family have owned the island since 1896. A wonderfully benevolent, and eccentric character, his passion and love for the island and its continuing success, has always been of the utmost importance. He has kept diaries all his life and delves deep into them, unveiling a uniquely human story, punctuated with liberal amounts of humour, as well as heart-rending tragedy, always dominated by the vagaries of the sea. Filled with fascinating and extraordinary tales and priceless observations, this is not only a highly entertaining read but is also an important part of Scottish social history.
Forensics: An Anatomy Of Crime
- Hardback - Profile Books
The dead talk. To the right listener, they tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died - and who killed them. Forensic scientists can use a corpse, the scene of a crime or a single hair to unlock the secrets of the past and allow justice to be done. Bestselling crime author Val McDermid draws on interviews with top-level professionals to delve, in her own inimitable style, into the questions and mysteries that surround this fascinating science.
The Invisible Spirit: A Life Of Post-War Scotland 1945-75
- Paperback - Birlinn
This title presents a history of Scottish society, politics and culture from VE Day 1945 to the coming of North Sea oil 1975.
Edinburgh On This Day: History, Facts & Figures From Every Day Of The Year
- Hardback - Pitch
'Edinburgh on this Day' revisits the most magical and memorable moments from the city's fascinating history, mixing a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistible diary - with an entry for every day of the year.
In The Company Of Nurses: The History Of The British Army Nursing Service In The Great War
- Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
Constructed from unpublished official and unofficial documents, letters and diaries of the time, this important volume tells the much-neglected story of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War. A vital contribution to the historiography of British military care-giving throughout this period and to the history of the Great War more generally, it is further supported by the unpublished war diary of the matron-in-chief for France and Flanders.
The Windmills Of North West Kent And Kentish London: (and The Men Who Built Them)
- Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
The result of many years painstaking research of both primary and secondary sources, the book is both a comprehensive gazetteer and a history of the windmills in north west kent and that bit of Kent now absorbed into London.
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
In the 19th century Scotland was depicted as a land of misty glens, engineering innovation and inventive genius. But Scotland was also the home of brutal murder, terrifying riots, child cruelty, bank robbery and acid attack. Women as well as men were capable of horrendous acts, and crime could strike anywhere: at home, on the road and even at sea. From the Borders to the Northern Isles, crime was never far away. Edinburgh, with its reputation for polite decorum, was also the scene of poisoning and savagery; the dark streets of industrial Glasgow and Dundee harboured thieves and muggers, while the villages of coast and country hid wild men and vicious women. This book exposes some of the crimes, remembered and forgotten, that rocked the Scotland of our ancestors.