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- Selim Aga: An East African Slave's Odyssey
- Hardback - Luath
Selim Aga was eight years old when he was abducted from the Nuba Mountains of Sudan and sold into slavery and auctioned 2000 miles away in Egypt to the highest bidder. Born around 1827, Selim was killed in a war in Liberia in 1875. Here, the author has pieced together the life of this remarkable man, using Selim's own narrative.
- Add to BasketSilk
- Paperback - Canongate
The French silk trade is threatened by an epidemic and Hervé Joncour travels to 1860s Japan to attempt to obtain clean eggs. He falls in love with a non-Japanese concubine but the affair is carried out secretively and provides a most delicate ending.
- Add to BasketShadowmasque
- Paperback - Pocket
'Shadowmasque' completes the epic tale, begun in 'Shadowkings' and 'Shadowgod', of resolve and sacrifice, and a world teetering on the brink of an endless, terrible night.
- The Scottish World: A Journey Into The Scottish Diaspora
- Hardback - Mainstream
Travelling the world from Bangkok to Brazil, Warsaw to Waikiki, the author found ringing endorsements for the Scottish people and their contribution in every country he has visited. He uncovers remarkable stories of a wealthy merchant community in Gdansk and of national geniuses of Scots descent such as Lermontov in Russia.
- Paperback - Barrington Stoke
Mark is the boss on the estate. He thinks Alex grassed him up, Mark isn't happy. Now Alex is hunted, trapped, and on his own. After all Mark is the boss, and Alex is a loser with only a pet snake to talk to.
- Paperback - Luath
At the core of this collection of poems is the notion of the Scots as a community of stravaigers or wanderers - the author draws on a variety of resources and moves outward, through many foriegn cultures to view the world through Scottish eyes
- Add to BasketThe Snowflake Princess
- Paperback - Red Fox
When Rosie finds a Russian doll on a shelf in the dining-room of her great-aunt's Scottish castle, she opens up the two halves of the doll, and finds another one, and another one, until she's left with a tiny Russian Princess doll in her palm. Rosie says hello, and she's whisked away to Russia to meet Princess Anastasia.
- Add to BasketThe Second Scottish Wars Of Independence, 1332-1363
- Paperback - Tempus
Drawn from English and Scottish state papers and chronicle accounts, this text tells the story of the armies and campaigns that would develop the tactics that gave English forces the dramatic triumphs of the Hundred Years War.
- Add to BasketThe Sword Of Scotland: Jocks At War
- Hardback - Pen & Sword Military
Scottish soldiers have played a major part in shaping the history of the world. In this book, Anthony Leask traces the story of Scots at war, looking at the regiments of Scotland and the key battles they have fought in and won.
- The Spirit Of Trees: Science, Symbiosis And Inspiration
- Paperback - Floris
Trees are one of Earth's oldest life forms, silent witnesses to human evolution. This work offers an appraisal of some of the most common, best-loved trees of Europe and North America, their physical characteristics, their healing powers, and the traditions associated with them.