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Mary Queen Of Scots
- Paperback - Phoenix
As the subject of a biography, Mary Queen of Scots remains one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history. Antonia Fraser's masterly biography is a fascinating interpretation of the life of a girl destined to die a martyr.
Scotland's Cruel Sea: Heroism And Disaster Off The Scottish Coast
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps. Car ferries, fishing boats, troopers, pleasure yachts and Navy vessels of all sorts, including submarines, have gone to the bottom. And in brave attemots to save those in danger with lifeboats, many have died.
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.
- Hardback - Times Books
Follow the D-Day landings through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Written by historian of military cartography this is an insight into D-Day landings 70 years on.
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.