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  • Cover scan of Come Tae The Ceilidh Dance Party

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    Come Tae The Ceilidh Dance Party
    - Hardback - Black & White Publishing
    Everyone knows Scotland's favourite happy family, the Broons, can throw a party, so who better to guide you through the world of traditional Scottish dancing? This simple, easy-to-follow guide is fun for all the family, laying out the steps to the most popular dances found at a ceilidh.
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    The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture And Society In Post-War Britain
    Angela Bartie - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    This title provides a critical history of the first 25 years of the world's biggest arts festival: the Edinburgh Festival. It uses the festival as a lens for understanding wider social and cultural change in post-war Britain.
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    The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture And Society In Post-War Britain
    Angela Bartie - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This title provides a critical history of the first 25 years of the world's biggest arts festival: the Edinburgh Festival. It uses the festival as a lens for understanding wider social and cultural change in post-war Britain.
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    Burns Night: A Freestyle Guide
    Boyd Baines - Hardback - Saraband
    This is a cheeky guide which provides you with all the inspiration you need to host and toast one of the world's greatest birthday parties. Whether you're a veteran of this great tradition or you're going to your first Supper, this guide has the lowdown, from addressing the haggis to toasting the bard's immortal memory.
  • Cover scan of Salsa For People Who Probably Shouldn't
    Salsa For People Who Probably Shouldn't
    Matt Rendell - Hardback - Mainstream
    This title explores how the world's most popular dance went global, how it reached the UK and whether the saucy, salacious salsa of our national fantasy life is really as exotic as we like to think. It takes the reader from sparkly sequins onwards.
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    Sean Connery: The Measure Of A Man
    Christopher Bray - Paperback - Faber
    Sean Connery's portrayal of James Bond invigorated Britain and its cinema. But Connery himself was forever pouring scorn on the fantasies audiences found it increasingly hard to separate him from. This book is both a biography of a star and an investigation of what can happen to a man when the images he creates take over his life.
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    Are Ye Dancin'?: The Story Of Scotland's Dance Halls - And How Yer Da Met Yer Ma!
    Eddie Tobin - Paperback - Waverley
    This is the first-ever inside story of how Scotland's ballrooms and dance halls remained a central part of Scottish culture throughout the 20th century.
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    Thirty Men and a Girl: A Singer's Memoirs Of War, Mountains, Travel, And Always Music
    Elisabeth Parry - Paperback - Allegra
    This is the story of one woman's adventures, joining the Staff Band of the Royal Army Medical Corps during WWII and becoming the Forces sweetheart for Paiforce. After singing at Glyndebourne, Elisabeth Parry started her own touring company and toured Britain for the next 56 years.
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    Different Drummer: The Life Of Kenneth MacMillan
    Jann Parry - Paperback - Faber
    Kenneth MacMillan's ballets are in constant demand by world-famous companies, particularly 'Romeo and Juliet', 'Manon' and 'Mayerling'. This biography reveals a complex artist who fiercely guarded his own privacy, whilst his ballets communicated his darkest and most intimate thoughts.
  • Cover scan of The Pantomime Life Of Joseph Grimaldi
    The Pantomime Life Of Joseph Grimaldi
    Andrew McConnell Stott - Paperback - Canongate
    The son of Italian immigrants, Joseph Grimaldi was the most celebrated of English clowns. He created the 'Joey' look associated with clowns ever since, and completely transformed the role of the clown in the harlequinade.

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