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Scotland The Dreich

Author : Alan McCredie
ISBN : 1910745820
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This book is a celebration of all that is dreich. To my mind the images in this book are uplifting and joyful. There is nothing miserable about dreich. A sunny day has no more right to exist than a dreich one. Here, then, are fifty dreich images, accompanied by fifty equally dreich captions.

365 Reasons To Be Proud To Be Scottish

Author : Richard Happer
ISBN : 9781909396524
Genre : Humor
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365 Reasons To Be Proud To Be Scottish is a year-long scenic route of jollyness taking in the quirky events, inventions, traditions, people, places and characters that make Scotland a country worth celebrating every day of the year. Has there ever been a more eccentric, creative, inventive and passionate race than the Scottish? We don't think so and 365 Reasons To Be Proud To Be Scottish proves it brilliantly. In the book you'll find a historical year's worth of the discoveries, delights and derring-do that make Scotland a place to love and cherish, a place of wonder and a country that attracts 13 million people through its doors each year. From the hallowed halls of St Andrews University the first in Scotland (and, in 2013, celebrating its 600th birthday!) to the glorious slopes of Edinburghs streets; from the magical monster myths of loch landscapes to the ancient highland whisky makers; from inventors Alexander Graham Bell to brave knights such as William Wallace Scotland is amazing, every single day of the year. Word count: 35,000

Union Jock

Author : Aidan Smith
ISBN : 9781407013510
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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July 30, 1966. Bobby Moore is lifting the Jules Rimet trophy, Denis Law is playing golf, and a young boy in Edinburgh is being taught the most important lesson of his life: no matter who England are playing, you support the other lot. If the opposition have a dodgy human rights record, or are cruel to wasps, or can't even be located on a large-format map - too bad. You support the other lot. Forty years on, and Aidan Smith has done a pretty good job of supporting the other lot. But these days he should be old enough, and ugly enough, to be above petty, playground-formed sporting squabbles. Besides, the World Cup is coming, Scotland haven't made it, and he's about to marry an Englishwoman. Maybe it's a sign. But can a Scotsman ever cheer for 'Ingerland'? In Union Jock, Aidan Smith investigates the age-old England-Scotland emnity, both on and off the football field. The Scots may have suffered at the hands of the Auld Enemy for centuries - Braveheart, Culloden, Jimmy Hill calling David Narey's goal a "toe-poke" (against Brazil in the 1982 World Cup, top right-hand corner) - but now they're a nation on the rise, with a spanking new parliament to prove it. But what do the fans, players, politicians, and Sassenach invaders really think about their English neighbours? Would supporting England be a denial of their Scottishness? Join Aidan Smith on his quest to put an end to centuries of not-so-friendly rivalry. That's if the Scots don't get him first. Or the English.

The Conan Doyle Notes The Secret Of Jack The Ripper

Author : Diane Gilbert Madsen
ISBN : 9781780926209
Genre : Fiction
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The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper uncovers clues as to why the dog did not bark in the night... Sherlock Holmes concluded that it was because the intruder was known to the dog. Madsen’s new mystery questions whether the identity of one of the greatest criminals of all time, Jack the Ripper, was deduced by Conan Doyle. Conan Doyle was already famous with his popular Sherlock Holmes stories when Jack the Ripper struck London in October 1888. So why was Conan Doyle silent about this case? This thrilling adventure may well hold the key…

Thistle Versus Rose

Author : Susan Morrison
ISBN : 9781473604933
Genre : Humor
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'Ask a Scotsman for directions and he'll tell you which way to go. Ask an Englishman and he'll try to sell you a map.' Anon * It's 700 years since the Scots thrashed the English at Bannockburn. Has there ever been a better opportunity to celebrate seven centuries of winding up the English? Exploring everything from money, diet, war and weather to language, love and landscape, Thistle vs Rose is a hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry. Introduced by Susan Morrison, it features quotes, jokes and trivia from Robert Burns, Billy Connolly, Frankie Boyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Samuel Johnson and many, many others. * published alongside Albert Jack's rival Ebook 700 YEARS OF WINDING UP THE SCOTS (9781473605008)*

Quest For Adventure

Author : Judy Hayman
ISBN : 9781910056905
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“Everyone knows dragons don’t exist...” Des, the wild Travelling dragon, takes far too many risks with Humans. His adventures are full of narrow escapes. While he is away, Tom and Emily enjoy an exciting summer with Alice and Ollie and some unexpected visitors. And when Des returns, things get even more adventurous! There are close encounters with seals and whales, fierce birds and Humans – and even a train... This is the third of the Dragon Tales Chronicles. Praise for the Dragon Tales books (Amazon reviews): ‘If you like stories of adventure, dragons and something a bit different, this is the book for you!’ ‘A great children's story with lots of interest and plots to keep you guessing. Lovely illustrations enhance the story. Looking forward to the next book.’ ‘Truly delightful... a charming read for any age.’

Good Or Bad Scots

Author : Karl Inge Sandred
ISBN : STANFORD:36105039583666
Genre : Edinburgh (Lothian)
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Scots

Author : Billy Kay
ISBN : 9781780574189
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Scots: The Mither Tongue is a classic of contemporary Scottish culture and essential reading for those who care about their country's identity in the twenty-first century. It is a passionately written history of how the Scots have come to speak the way they do and has acted as a catalyst for radical changes in attitude towards the language. In this completely revised edition, Kay vigorously renews the social, cultural and political debate on Scotland's linguistic future, and argues convincingly for the necessity to retain and extend Scots if the nation is to hold on to its intrinsic values. Kay places Scots in an international context, comparing and contrasting it with other lesser-used European languages, while at home questioning the Scottish Executive's desire to pay anything more than lip service to this crucial part of our national identity. Language is central to people's existence, and this vivid account celebrates the survival of Scots in its various dialects, its literature and song. The mither tongue is a national treasure that thrives in many parts of the country and underpins the speech of everyone who calls themselves a Scot.

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ISBN : NWU:35556033620261
Genre : Great Britain
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Scotland A Very Peculiar History Volume 2

Author : Fiona Macdonald
ISBN : 9781908759184
Genre : History
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“Scots Wha Hae!” 'Scotland, A Very Peculiar History - Volume 2' is the concluding part of a lively and informative account of the vibrant history of Scotland, from the beginnings of Stewart rule up to modern-day Scotland. Celebrating the many and varied cultural and historic achievements of the Scottish, from the fierce Jacobite uprising to John Logie Baird's insulating socks, this ebook provides an objective account of the nation's chequered (or rather, 'tartaned') history. You'll also find fact boxes, quotes, poetry and unbelievable recipes to share with your family and friends (although we'd advise that some old recipes are only fit for reading)!

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