The Little Book of Scotland

The Little Book of Scotland 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.

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Author: Geoff Holder

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750956864

Category: History

Page: 192

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The Little Book of Scotland 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. Geoff Holder’s new book contains historic and contemporary trivia including such gems as the real story of William ‘Braveheart’ Wallace, which king was murdered in a barn, and where were the Second World War Commandos formed. From Sir Walter Scott to Sir Sean Connery, Queen Victoria to Mary Queens of Scots, this is a remarkably engaging little book, essential reading for visitors and Scots alike.

A Little Book of Scottish Baking

The common Yankee cruller can trace its roots to the Scottish Aberdeen Crulla, the recipe for which is included in this book.

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Author: Marion Maxwell

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1565542908

Category: Cooking

Page: 60

View: 720

The common Yankee cruller can trace its roots to the Scottish Aberdeen Crulla, the recipe for which is included in this book.

Clans and Tartans Collins Little Books

Optimised for colour tablets. The tartan images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices. The perfect introduction to Scottish tartans.

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Author: Collins Maps

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007554980

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 322

Optimised for colour tablets. The tartan images in this e-book are not suitable for viewing on black and white e-ink devices. The perfect introduction to Scottish tartans. Produced in association with the Scottish Tartans Authority, this little ebook focuses on the history of the world famous Scottish tartan.

The Little Book of Scottish Rain

In this book Ron Butlin introduces 50 of the most colourful Scottish words for rain in humorous and memorable verse, imaginatively accompanied with illustrations by Tim Kirby.

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Author: Ron Butlin

Publisher: Birlinn Publishers

ISBN: 1780275579

Category:

Page: 96

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Bleeters come and bleeters go, they never, never stay -if it's not raining nowmore rain is on the way.It's widely reported that Eskimos have over 50 words for snow. Given the equivalent ubiquity of rain in Britain's northern climes, it is not surprising that Scots have coined just as many (and possibly many more) expressions for the many different types of precipitation that fall from our skies.In this book Ron Butlin introduces 50 of the most colourful Scottish words for rain in humorous and memorable verse, imaginatively accompanied with illustrations by Tim Kirby.

The Little Book of Scottish Beasties

This book takes a light-hearted look at a whole host of the country's fascinating fauna--including a selection of mythical beasts as well as others unlikely to be found in traditional field guides.

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Author: Tim Kirby

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 1780276273

Category: Humor

Page: 96

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Scotland is renowned for the huge range of its wildlife, which comes in all shapes and sizes. In this book Tim Kirby introduces 45 of them, from the iconic red deer and golden eagle to the Highland cow and ubiquitous midge. In addition, he offers his take on animals of myth and legend, such as the world-famous Loch Ness Monster and the mysteriously watery kelpies. And he also includes other creatures which may or may not be classed as animals in the conventional sense - such as the haggis (rarely seen alive but eaten every Burns Night) and even the bagpipe (surely some kind of animal given its appearance and piercing call).

Little Book of Scottish Clans

This concise little book sets out to be a handy guide to over eighty Scottish families, showing their tartans in full color, while outlining the family history, origins and geographical distribution.

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Author: Alexander Fulton

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: 0785800824

Category: Clans

Page: 60

View: 165

Provides an account of some of the commonest Scottish names; it sheds light on their historical origins, gives indications of their geographical distribution and provides details of prominent family members. Includes clan tartans.

The Little Book of Scotland

'The Little Book of Scotland' is a gallus collection of words of wit and wisdom by and about the Scotland football team's players, managers and officials from the Wembley Wizards to Alex McLeish's Euro 2008 campaigners.

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Author: Graham McColl

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 1844420450

Category: Soccer players

Page: 160

View: 151

'The Little Book of Scotland' is a gallus collection of words of wit and wisdom by and about the Scotland football team's players, managers and officials from the Wembley Wizards to Alex McLeish's Euro 2008 campaigners.

The Little Book of Mary Queen of Scots

But Scotland was of great strategic importance where England was concerned
because it was a back door by which other countries might invade. On top of this
another problem, as far as the English were concerned, was the 'auld alliance' ...

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Author: Mickey Mayhew

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 9780750963138

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps one of the most controversial and divisive monarchs in regal history. Her story reads like a particularly spicy novel, with murder, kidnap, adultery, assassination and execution. To some she is one of the most wronged women in history, a pawn used and abused by her family in the great monarchical marriage game; to others, a murderous adulteress who committed regicide to marry her lover and then spent years in captivity for the crime, endlessly plotting the demise of her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I of England. This book covers the entire breath-taking scope of her amazing life and examines the immense cultural legacy she left behind, from the Schiller play of the 1800s to the CW teen drama Reign. Temptress, terrorist, or tragic queen, this book will give you the lowdown on one of history’s most misunderstood monarchs.

Naughty Little Book of Gaelic

There are many good and useful books that provide a wide range of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to express many aspects of daily life - except, for the most part, the topics covered in this book.Scottish Highlanders, and their descendants all ...

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Author: Michael Newton

Publisher:

ISBN: 1927492734

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 49

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There are many good and useful books that provide a wide range of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to express many aspects of daily life - except, for the most part, the topics covered in this book.Scottish Highlanders, and their descendants all over the world, are no better and no worse than any other people where "sinful" behaviour is concerned. Standards of morality and social conventions changed dramatically during the 19th century - and most of the people engaged in recording and commenting upon Highland life and tradition were puritanical ministers and priests who left out the racy bits. So, while there are many useful books that provide a wide range of Scottish Gaelic vocabulary to express many aspects of daily life - for the most part, they leave out the naughty bits.

Collins Little Book of Scottish History

From prehistoric Scotland to the 2014 referendum--all the main events and people throughout Scottish history, including: The Union of Crowns; Bonnie Prince Charlie; Culloden; Burns' Night; Hogmanay; Alexander Graham Bell.

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Author: John Abernethy

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 0007543972

Category: History

Page: 128

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From prehistoric Scotland to the 2014 referendum for independence, this little book covers all the main events throughout Scotland's history. A concise and excellent guide to Scottish history and how Scotland has come to be what it is today. Key events, people and places include: The Union of Crowns Bonnie Prince Charlie Battle of Bannockburn Culloden Burns Night Hogmanay Alexander Graham Bell Referendum 2014 Beautifully produced, Collins Little Book of Scottish History is a treasure in itself and makes a perfect gift for any Scotland enthusiast.

The Little Book of Whisky

A collection of quotes and facts on the noblest of spirits, whisky.

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Author: Hippo! Orange

Publisher: Orange Hippo!

ISBN: 1911610759

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 775

The perfect gift for anyone desiring a richer whisky experience. Some drinking buddies only ever talk about themselves. Well, not this guy. The Little Book of Whiskyis here to listen, entertain and help you imbibe as many whisky-soaked titbits of wit and wisdom as possible. Whisky, aqua vitae, the water of life, the spirit of the Gods, the hard stuff - whatever you call it, has long been many people's best friend. But now your best friend has a new best friend - The Little Book of Whisky, a tiny tome guaranteed to raise your spirits with its fine blend of whisky facts & stats, quotes & quips, and matured with whisky history and heritage. The Little Book of Whiskyis a guaranteed 100 proof... of excellence. 'I'm on a whisky diet. I've lost three days already.' Tommy Cooper. 'A good gulp of hot whiskey at bedtime - it's not very scientific, but it helps.' Alexander Fleming on how to kill a common cold. If this doesn't make you want to visit Scotland nothing will. The nation is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing whisky. That's four barrels for every Scottish person. No wonder they want their independence.

Collins Little Book of Whisky

A handy guide to more than 150 Scotch and Irish whiskies and the distilleries that produce them This excellent introduction to all aspects of this popular spirit delves into its history, dispels the myths surrounding it, and highlights ...

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Author: Dominic Roskrow

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0007524781

Category: Cooking

Page: 128

View: 137

This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of Scotch whiskies. It includes the major Scotch whiskies and the distilleries that produce them. The book includes the very best of Scottish single malts and deluxe whiskies, and gives details for over 150 Scotch whiskies. It is completely up-to-date, including new Scottish distilleries which have yet to bottle spirit or establish a core product. What's more, an introduction exploring the current whisky boom and how distilleries are coping with this surge in demand makes this attractive Little Book a great introduction for anyone looking to learn about whisky.

A Little Book of Songs and Ballads

( Dalzell's Scottish Poems of the 16th Century , vol . ii , p . 180. ) Alexander
Montgomery has a set of verses on the same theme , commencing— “ Hay ! now
the day dawis , The jolie cok crawis . ” Thus , also , in The Muses ' Threnodie , a
local ...

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Author: Edward Francis Rimbault

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015031008249

Category: Ballads, English

Page: 227

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Scottish History From Bannockburn to Holyrood Collins Little Books

From prehistoric Scotland to the Brexit referendum, this little book covers all of the main events in Scottish history.

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Author: John Abernethy

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008266943

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 504

From prehistoric Scotland to the Brexit referendum, this little book covers all of the main events in Scottish history.

Scottish sabbath school teachers magazine

Edinburgh : Religious Tract neat little book is a standing memorial of and Book
Society of Scotland . it . Perhaps it was an improvement that THESE thirteen little
books are of no ordi - no more than seven subjects were taken nary character .

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Author: Edinburgh sabbath school teachers' union

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555026638

Category:

Page:

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The Poor Law Magazine and Journal of Public Health for Scotland

NOTICE OF BOOKS . ... This little book is at once amusing and interesting . ... In
the Poorhouse of Scotland we ' ll live at our aise ; It ' s no more like our Unions
than peats are like paise ; For here , Work and Starvation is always the test , Then
 ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4011612

Category: Local government

Page:

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The Historians of Scotland

The following year died Baldred of happy memory , third abbot of Rivaulx , who
composed the little book on the Life of Saint David king of Scots ; and he was
succeeded in the said abbacy of Rivaulx by Silvan abbot of Dundranan . The
same ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002069964Q

Category: Scotland

Page:

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