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  • Mary, Queen of Scots And All Thatby Allan Burnett; Scoular Anderson

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 5.99

    Packed with humour - I recommend the whole lot!,' - The School Librarian Mary, Queen of Scots and All That is a real-life adventure packed with historical facts about Scotland's headless heroine. Follow hot-blooded Mary's lifelong rivalry with her frosty cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England - and discover why the Queen of Scots gets her head chopped... more...

  • The Little Book of Essexby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Offers entertaining bite-sized pieces of historic and contemporary trivia about Essex. This title is suitable for visitors and locals. more...

  • The Little Book of Yorkshireby Geoffrey Howse

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    Soak up the vast array of quirky tales from the regal Richmond of John of Gaunt to the sporting Barnsley of Dickie Bird. A remarkably engaging little book, this is essential reading for visitors and locals alike. more...

  • The Little Book of the East Endby Dee Gordon

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The Little Book of The East End is a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed compendium of the sort of frivolous, fantastic or simply strange information which no-one will want to be without. Here we find out about the most unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous sons and daughters and literally hundreds of wacky facts (plus some authentically... more...

  • The Purple Bookby Robert Philpot

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Labour Party is at a crossroads. Following its ejection from government, the reasons behind Labour's defeat have been hotly debated - but where to go from here? On the benches of opposition, with ample opportunity to consider how best to travel the path back to power, leading Labour figures are delving into the party's revisionist tradition to... more...

  • Travels in Gallowayby Donald MacIntosh

    Neil Wilson Publishing 2011; US$ 15.99

    These travel memoirs from Galloway span from between the war years until current times and cover a wide spectrum of people and places in this fascinating corner of Scotland. The subject matter spans Galloway-Irish dialect, rock fishing, potato famine, harvesting, Italian PoW's, woodcutting, poaching, the daily trains, summer fitba', the village sports,... more...

  • Aunt Epp's Guide for Lifeby Elspeth Marr; Christopher Rush

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 7.99

    Offers advice on topics ranging from gingerbread to genitals, sheep's head to 'softening of the member', God to golden pippins. more...

  • Attack of the Killer Facts!by Eric Gryzymokowski

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 13.95 US$ 11.44

    Factoid Attack: Inherent sadistic streak in dentists confirmed! The electric chair was invented by a dentist, Dr. Alfred Southwick. Not surprising, dentists have been perfecting torture devices for centuries. Factoid Attack: Galaxy at risk! Intelligent life in short supply! In 1961, Astronomer Frank Drake estimated the number of probable intelligent... more...

  • Strange But True Book 4by Janet Lorimer

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2011; US$ 11.95

    Who isn't fascinated by the world of the weird? These stories are the ultimate in high-interest reading. Fact or fiction? Real or unreal? Let your students decide. The people, places and things in these story collections range from the peculiar to the preposterous, from creepy to utterly terrifying, from the odd to the awful. Yet, all are based on... more...

  • Folk Oppositionby Alex Niven

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    For David Cameron and ?Big Society? Tories, folk culture means organic food, nu-folk pop music, and pastoral myths of Englishness. Meanwhile, postmodern liberal culture teaches us that talking about a singular ?folk? is reductive at best, neo-fascist at worst. But what is being held in check by this consensus against the possibility of a unified,... more...