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  • Cover scan of Scotland In The Age Of Two Revolutions
    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.
  • Cover scan of Old Berwick
    Old Berwick
    John Griffiths - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history of Berwick and environs features many unusual images of a town that has been much photographed in the past and is companion to the author's already published Old Spittal and Tweedmouth. About a quarter of the book is devoted to the landward settlements of Paxton, Horncliffe and Foulden and there are scenes outwith the town such as New Mills on the Whiteadder and fording boxes on the Tweed.
  • Cover scan of Old Burghead, Cummingston And Hopeman
    Old Burghead, Cummingston And Hopeman
    Douglas Lockhart - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    Burghead, Cummingston and Hopeman were planned settlements funded and built by local landowners to stimulate economic activity and thus increase the value of their estates. Fishing was the principal industry so harbour and maritime photographs form a large part of this book. Besides these there are photographs of the streets and social history like Baden-Powell's visit in 1915 and army camps of Seaforths and Gordons. The author ties this all together with very informative captions.
  • Cover scan of Old Lurgan
    Old Lurgan: With Waringstown And Moira
    Rose Jane Leslie - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This illustrated history has about 60 photos of these County Armagh settlements, the biggest of which is Lurgan, which had its origins in the 1610 Plantation of Ulster. From small beginnings Lurgan grew substantially with the development of the linen industry in the 19th century and the townscapes shown in the book reflect the architecture of the late Georgian and Victorian period. The book also includes the smaller settlements of Magheralin, Moira, Dollingstown, Maghera and Waringstown.
  • Cover scan of Old Seahouses
    Old Seahouses
    Katrina Porteous - Paperback - Stenlake Publishing
    This book mainly covers the period 1900 to 1950 when the fishing industry was thriving and Seahouses was a working town. The sea, fisher life and fisher folk as well as the harbour and the lifeboat therefore dominate this book although it also includes old images of the town's streets almost devoid of life, unlike today when Seahouses teems with tourists.
  • Cover scan of D-Day
    D-Day
    Richard Happer - 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.
  • Cover scan of A Drop In The Ocean
    A Drop In The Ocean: The Story Of The Isle Of Muck
    Polly Pullar - 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.
  • Cover scan of Forensics
    Forensics: An Anatomy Of Crime
    Val McDermid - 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.
  • Cover scan of The Invisible Spirit
    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.
  • Cover scan of Edinburgh On This Day
    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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