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    The Invisible Spirit: A Life Of Post-War Scotland 1945-75
    Kenneth Roy - 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.
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    Edinburgh On This Day: History, Facts & Figures From Every Day Of The Year
    Ian Colquhoun - 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.
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    In The Company Of Nurses: The History Of The British Army Nursing Service In The Great War
    Yvonne McEwen - 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    Constructed from unpublished official and unofficial documents, letters and diaries of the time, this important volume tells the much-neglected story of the Queen Alexandra's Imperial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care-giving throughout this period and to the history of the Great War more generally, it is further supported by the unpublished war diary of the matron-in-chief for France and Flanders.
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    The Windmills Of North West Kent And Kentish London: (and The Men Who Built Them)
    Rob Cumming - 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.
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    Bloody Scotland
    Malcolm Archibald - 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.
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    Rock Lighthouses Of Britain
    Christopher P. Nicholson - Paperback - Whittles
    In this book Chris Nicholson traces the construction and history of a number of rock lighthouses and the dramatic and often heroic happenings associated with them.
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    The Battle Of Bannockburn, 1314
    Leonard James - Paperback - Bretwalda
    A guidebook to the historic Battle of Bannockburn, the great triumph by Robert Bruce over Edward II of England that won independence for Scotland. The book is being released to mark the 700th anniversary of the battle and to coincide with the Scottish referendum on independence.
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    Sheriffmuir 1715: The Jacobite War In Scotland
    Stuart Reid - Hardback - Frontline Books
    'Sheriffmuir, 1715' is the military history of a doomed Jacobite rising in Scotland, which enjoyed far more public support and arguably far more chance of success than Bonnie Prince Charlie's attempt 30 years later. Unlike the '45, the uprising which culminated in the brutal battle of Sheriffmuir was very much a Scottish affair, fought without either French troops or assistance, and unashamedly aimed at reversing the hated Union with England and re-asserting Scotland's independence. However, in this study, a completely fresh look is taken at the campaign, while the battle is reassessed in the light of a thorough knowledge of the ground and the armies which fought there.
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    Thistle Versus Rose: Scotland, England And 700 Years Of Love, Hatred And Indifference
    - Paperback - Sceptre
    A hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry celebrating 700 years of love, hatred and indifference - published to mark the Scottish Independence referendum.
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    Self-Help
    Samuel Smiles - Paperback - Cambridge University Press
    A best-seller immediately after its publication in 1859, 'Self-Help' propelled its author to fame and became one of Victorian Britain's most important statements on the allied virtues of hard work, thrift and perseverance.

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