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- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 9.99
With each new generation we all tend to think of our predecessors as 'old-fashioned', 'conservative', 'prim', 'proper' - and downright dull. The sexual revolution happened in the 1960s, right? Wrong. History's Naughty Bits is full of incredible stories that would curl the hair of the most liberal-minded and sets the record straight with true stories... more...
- English Heritage Publishing 2014; US$ 29.17
Much of England's rich archaeological heritage lies in the countryside. Many monuments, such as barrows, hillforts, and Roman villas, are familiar features fo the landscape, while other sites lie buried or only partly visible. These remains are the result of the impact on the landscape of the countless generations of people who have lived, worked... more...
- Black & White Publishing 1992; US$ 7.28
St Andrews & Fife Walks is the essential guide to an area which has witnessed some of the most dramatic incidents in Scottish history. Events took place here that shaped the nation and altered the destinies of Mary, Queen of Scots; John Knox; Cardinal Beaton and many others that history has forgotten. Each walk uses contemporary accounts and anecdotes... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2014; US$ 18.94
In 2005 Peter Wright walked the 1,200 km length of the Watershed in 64 days. Walking along the very spine of Scotland he was struck by the magnificence and diversity of the landscapes which his original and little publicised route exposed him to. Nature?s Peace celebrates these landscapes as never before through stunning photographs, taking the... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2003; US$ 7.28
Ever wondered what some of the weirdest productions of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been? Has it crossed your mind that you don?t actually know which Scottish city has the honour of being twinned with the Russian town of Piskov (mind you don?t drop that <k>, now)? If so, then this is the book for you. Crammed fuller than a haggis, Jim... more...
- Loose Chippings 2014; US$ 18.23
Born in November 1916 to the Marquess of Granby, Lady Ursula d?Abo is a sprightly and still charming lady whose memoirs of her uniquely glamorous life make riveting reading. She records life at Belvoir Castle, as maintained on a feudal scale until September 1939. We hear of her coming-out Ball and her role in the Coronation of King George VI and... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 21.86
Is there any other architectural form that is more universally loved than the castle? This book is a beautifully illustrated celebration and account of the renaissance of Scottish castles that has taken place since 1950. Over 100 ruined and derelict buildings - from tiny towers to rambling baronial mansions - have been restored as homes, hotels and... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 14.99
These days hardly anyone remembers Augustus John Curthbert Hare (1834-1903). But in his prime, the late Victorian age, his name was on the lips of anyone who mattered. He was a travel writer, a storyteller and a memoirist of the first order, and his work is a fascinating record of a lost way of life amongst the strangest upper classes of English society. more...
- Primus Verlag 2014; US$ 16.88
Der 28. April 1789 war ohne Frage der schwärzeste Tag im Leben von William Bligh. Eine Gruppe von Meuterern unter Führung von Fletcher Christian riss das Kommando über Seiner Majestät Transportschiff BOUNTY an sich und setzte den Kapitän zusammen mit 18 Getreuen mitten im Pazifischen Ozean aus. Es gab in der Geschichte der Seefahrt zahlreiche andere,... more...