• Humour

      Scotland for Beginners

      Bannockburn An' A' That

      by Rupert. Besley

    • Organization & management of education

      The Education Racket

      Who Cares About the Children?

      by Duncan Graham

    • General cookery & recipes

      The Backpackers Cookbook

      by Dave. Coustick

      This is a practical handbook for any hillwalker or camper who wants to do more than simply open a boil-in-the-bag meal or some powdered soup on the hill. The recipes included here show that it is possible to eat hearty meals without having to carry masses

    • General cookery & recipes

      Fiona Armstrong's Commuter's Cookbook

      Arrive Home Late, Dine On Time!

      by Fiona. Armstrong

      This cookery book is written by TV newsreader and broadcaster Fiona Armstrong who has spent the past ten years commuting from her home in the Scottish Borders to work in London. During this time she has developed a speedy, efficient cusine which has enabl

    • Biography: general

      Travels in the White Man's Grave

      by Donald Macintosh

      At the beginning of the 1950s, the interior of West and Central Africa was still known to most of the outside world as "The White Man's Grave", and there were still large parts where its forests were primeval. These forests inhabited the minds of most Wes

    • Musical scores, lyrics & libretti

      The Scots Fiddle

      by J. Murray. Neil

    • Prose: non-fiction

      Scottish Covenanter Stories

      Tales from the Killing Times

      by Dane. Love

    • True crime

      The Bigmen

      Personal Memories of Glasgow's Police

      by Joe Pieri

      The Northern Division was the name given to the police force which operated within Glasgow City boundaries prior to the creation of the Strathclyde Police Force. Its recruits were drawn largely from ex-servicement who were demobbed after World War II and,

    • Biography: historical, political & military

      Union of Crowns

      The Forging of Europe's Most Independent State

      by Crawford. Little

      Today, when many are asking if it's time to end the 400-year-old union and look increasingly to a united Europe, this books prompts a greater understanding of the warts-and-all origins of Scotland's ancestral legacy. Did the Scots really cower in the shad

    • Concert halls, arenas, stadia

      Apollo Memories

      The Venue, the Story, the Legend

      by Martin. Kielty

    • Autobiography: general

      My Mother Wore a Yellow Dress

      by Christina. McKenna

      'I learned about conflict from my parents.' So begins Christina McKenna's haunting memoir of her lonely early life. Recounting scenes from her childhood in Ulster, she paints a memorable and poignant picture of violence and oppression with her brutal fath

    • Local history

      Tales and Traditions of Scottish Castles

      by Nigel G. Tranter

      Nigel Tranter's gift for bringing Scottish history to life is demonstrated in this lively book which details 45 of the nation's castles with associated tales and traditions. With a broad geographical spread, Tranter breathes life into many of Scotland's g

    • Fishing, angling

      Let's Start Fly-fishing

      The Rules of the Game

      by Fiona. Armstrong

      According to broadcaster Fiona Armstrong, fly-fishing is all a busy working woman needs to wind down at the weekend. In this beginner's guide to succesful fly-fishing for salmon, she takes the reader through the ins and outs of how to get started in this

    • British & Irish history

      Scottish Historical Documents.

      by Gordon Donaldson

      This is a facsimile reprint of Professor Gordon Donaldson's most essential research book. It contains important historical documents, from Bede in the eighth century to the Articles of Union in 1707.;The contents include: extracts from Adamnan's "Life of

    • Preserving & freezing

      Practical Food Smoking

      A Comprehensive Guide

      by Kate. Walker

      The craft of smoking food was once commonly practised in order to preserve food-stuffs and enhance flavour, but the advent of the cold-store, the fridge and chemical food preservatives saw the decline of the practice. However, as consumer demand for whole

    • Spirits & cocktails

      The Malt Whisky Cellar Book

      by Neil Wilson

    • Places & peoples: pictorial works

      In Waiting

      Travels in the Shadow of Edwin Muir

      by Michael W. Russell

    • Cultural studies

      The Hogmanay Companion

      by Hugh Douglas

      This volume reveals the origins of New Year's Eve, or Hogmanay as the Scots term has it. Hugh Douglas takes the reader from the remotest beginnings of the festival through 18th- and 19th-century developments and up to the millennium. The book explores man

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