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The Dodger: The Extraordinary Story Of Churchill's Cousin And The Great Escape
- Paperback - Mainstream Publishing
'The Dodger' is the long-awaited story of Johnny Dodge, a wartime hero immortalised in the legendary Hollywood film 'The Great Escape'. Of all the Allied prisoners who broke out of Hermann Göring's 'escape proof' camp in the famous episode of March 1944, Johnny Dodge was the most intriguing.
Mrs Robinson's Disgrace: The Private Diary Of A Victorian Lady
- Paperback - Bloomsbury
A story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, 'Mrs Robinson's Disgrace' brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.
Orkney's Italian Chapel: The True Story Of An Icon
- Paperback - Black & White
The author traces the history of an Italianate chapel built on the island of Orkney by Italian prisoners of war.
- Paperback - Birlinn
Providing a factual biography of the Scottish hero William Wallace, this book contains a strong narrative, and discusses the motives of the legendary character in a manner which uncovers many previously hidden points.
The Scots: A Photohistory
- Paperback - Thames & Hudson
Following its invention in 1839, a craze for photography gripped Scotland, and over the next 100 years Scottish photographers captured an impressive visual record of their land and its people. This volume documents a century of upheaval and change that recast forever the character of Scotland.
Dumfries & Galloway Curiosities
- Paperback - History
Along with its rich history and spectacular scenery, Dumfries and Galloway is home to a great many curious and unusual buildings, objects and landscape features that have survived the centuries. This is a guide to 100 of these remarkable sights, including Scotland's highest village, the world's narrowest hotel, and even the statue of a rhinoceros on top of a bus shelter.
The Islands That Roofed The World: Easdale, Balnahua, Luing And Seil
- Paperback - Luath
The Slate Islands lie off the west coast of Argyll. Slate has been taken from these shores from their earliest recorded history and the richness and quality of the deposits meant that in the 18th and 19th centuries slate quarrying was one of the most important industries in Scotland. The geology, the industry, the people and their way of life: this is the story of the Slate Islands past, present and future.
The Scottish Enlightenment: Race, Gender, And The Limits Of Progress
- Hardback - Palgrave Macmillan
The Scottish Enlightenment shaped a new conception of history as a gradual and universal progress from savagery to civil society. Whereas women emancipated themselves from the yoke of male-masters, men in turn acquired polite manners and became civilized. Such a conception, however, presents problematic questions: why were the Americans still savage? Why was it that the Europeans only had completed all the stages of the historic process? Could modern societies escape the destiny of earlier empires and avoid decadence? Was there a limit beyond which women's influence might result in dehumanization? The Scottish Enlightenment's legacy for modernity emerges here as a two-faced Janus, an unresolved tension between universalism and hierarchy, progress and the limits of progress.
On Glasgow And Edinburgh
- Hardback - The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
A mere forty miles apart, these cities have enjoyed a scratchy rivalry since wistful Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and defiant Glasgow came into its industrial promise. Crawford brings them to life between the covers of one book, in a tale that mixes novelty and familiarity, as Scotland's cultural capital and largest commercial city do.
A Pocket History Of Scotland
- Hardback - Gill & Macmillan
From prehistoric times to the present day this comprehensive history presents the story of Scotland in bite-size chunks. With full colour illustrations throughout this is an attractive and practical guide to Scotland's colourful history.