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The Story Of Scotland: Inspired By The Great Tapestry Of Scotland
- Paperback - Birlinn
The brainchild of author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is a celebration of 420 million years of Scottish history and achievement. Involving a thousand stitchers who worked on 165 separate panels, the tapestry is one of the biggest community arts projects ever to have been conceived in Scotland. In this book, specifically designed for younger readers, Allan Burnett tells the story of Scotland through the Tapestry itself - a thing of wonder, full of magic and adventures and mysteries.
Straight White Male
- Paperback - Windmill Books
Kennedy Marr is a writer from the old school. Irish, sharp-tongued, acerbic, and a borderline alcoholic and sex-addict. He's living in LA and is close to rock bottom. Then, suddenly, a solution presents itself. Marr is to be the unlikely recipient of the W.F. Bingham Prize for Outstanding Contribution to Modern Literature - worth a million dollars. But the prize does not come without a price: he must spend a year teaching creative writing at the university where his ex-wife and estranged daughter now reside.
- Paperback - APA Publications
'Insight Guides' feature colour photographs, going beyond the landmarks, with up-to-date tips on travel, excursions, accommodation and restaurants.
Scotland Vs England: Whit Will They Dae Withoot Us?
- Paperback - Black & White Publishing
For 300 years, Scotland and England have stood together, united in glorious kinship. This text is full of angry jibes and gentle jokes between the Jocks and the Auld Enemy. It has been updated to cover the 2014 independence debate.
Scotland For Gardeners: The Guide To Scottish Gardens, Nurseries And Garden Centres
- Paperback - Birlinn
A compact colour guide of the largest survey of Scottish gardens ever mounted and the first such guidebook to all that Scotland can offer garden and plant lovers. It includes descriptions of virtually all Scotland's gardens which are open to the public, and recommends when to visit and what to look out for.
Brazilian Redux: Six Games That Shook The World Cup
- Hardback - Arena Sport
'Shocking Brazil' focuses on six crucial World Cup defeats radically altered Brazilian football and which had repercussions far beyond the sport. These games hid narratives of racism, corruption, authoritarianism, corporate power and greed.
Shredded: Inside RBS, The Bank That Broke Britain
- Hardback - Birlinn
The fall of RBS has been one of the most catastrophic events of the on-going global financial crisis. This book reveals new and never-revealed-before details about how Fred Goodwin brought the biggest company in the world to the very brink of ruin.
Spanish Horror Film
- Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
'Spanish Horror Film' is the first in-depth exploration of the genre in Spain from the 'horror boom' of the late 1960s and early 1970s to the most recent production in the current renaissance of Spanish genre cinema, through a study of its production, circulation, regulation and consumption. The examination of this rich cinematic tradition is firmly located in relation to broader historical and cultural shifts in recent Spanish history and as an important part of the European horror film tradition and the global culture of psychotronia.
- Paperback - Hesperus Press
This historical novel, based on an intimate knowledge of the historical background and a perceptive understanding of human nature, is a fictional adventure, and a history of people in the grip of exploitation and oppression.
The Scottish Nationality Test 2014/15: How Scottish Are You?
- Paperback - B&W
At a time when Scotland is once again considering life as an independent nation, this book is essential reading for any citizen or visitor with a sense of humour. So, how Scottish are you?
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