History & Archaeology

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  • Cover scan of The British Nationality Test
    The British Nationality Test: How British Are You?
    Cameron McPhail - Paperback - Black & White Publishing
    The deadpan but hilarious 'British Nationality Test' marks a truly new direction for the genre and is well removed from those insipid and often rather base joke books. Fast forward to the time when global warming has kicked in and Britain has been transformed into a Mediterranean paradise. Faced with waves of immigration, the government is forced to bring in a challenging nationalality test in an attempt to stem the human tide of aspiring citizens. The twist is that this is a test with a difference. Out goes Latin and biology and in comes the likes of gender studies and sports studies, with hilarious results.
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    A Touch Of Treason
    Ian R. Hamilton - Paperback - NWP
    The swashbuckling life story (so far) of one of Scotland's greatest sons. Ian Hamilton, born the son of a Paisley tailor in 1925, made himself world-famous on Christmas Eve, 1950, when he helped to remove the Stone of Destiny from Westminster Abbey and return it to its spiritual home of Scotland.
  • Cover scan of Fatal Rivalry
    Fatal Rivalry, Flodden 1513: Henry VIII, James IV And The Battle For Renaissance Britain
    George Goodwin - Paperback - Phoenix
    In 'Fatal Rivalry' George Goodwin captures the vibrant Renaissance splendour of the royal courts of England and Scotland, with their wealth, innovation and artistic expression. He shows how two powers on one island forced themselves to war.
  • Cover scan of Ayrshire Buses
    Ayrshire Buses
    David Devoy - Paperback - Amberley
    David Devoy uses but a few of his 40,000 images of Scottish buses to illustrate the changing buses and operators found in Ayrshire. There are many fine views of buses from the fleets of A1 Service, AA Motor Services and Clyde Coast Services taken over many years that record the scene for future generations to enjoy.
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    Scotland: A Short History
    Christopher Harvie - Paperback - Oxford University Press
    Harvie, one of Scotland's leading historians and political writers, takes a long view of Scotland, its land, people and culture. The text sweeps from the earliest settlements to the new Parliament of 1999 and beyond.
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    Ireland: History Of A Nation
    David Ross - Paperback - Waverley
    This work tells the story of Ireland from prehistoric times to the present day. Fact windows in the text highlight many noteworthy aspects of Irish history and a chronology gives an overview of Ireland's major cultural, political and religious trends.
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    Wales: History Of A Nation
    David Ross - Paperback - Waverley
    This worl explains how Wales developed from its Celtic origins, through its joining the Union and its social, political and industrial development from then through to the modern age.
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    Bludie Harlaw: Realities, Myths, Ballads
    Ian A. Olson - Hardback - John Donald
    This title brings together records in Scots, Latin, Gaelic and English to describe the lead-up to and conduct of the Battle of Harlaw.
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    A Grass Bank Beyond: Memories Of Mull
    Fionna Carothers - Paperback - Birlinn
    In 'Four Ducks on a Pond', Nicholas the Cat, assisted by novelist Annabel Carothers, observed his family of humans and animals during one year on the Ross of Mull in the early 1950s. 'A Grass Bank Beyond' covers an extended period before mains services and frequent ferries brought about change to the Ross. Fionna remembers the freedom she enjoyed roaming the island on foot, bicycle, pony, or boat. On family outings she absorbed stories and legends about the island, attended agricultural shows and local concerts, and saw the Queen arrive for an official visit to Mull at the height of a great storm.
  • Cover scan of The Northern Earldoms
    The Northern Earldoms: Orkney And Caithness From AD 870 To 1470
    B. E. Crawford - Hardback - John Donald

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