Scotland
The Ballad Repertoire of Anna Gordon, Mrs Brown of Falkland
The Ballad Repertoire of Anna Gordon, Mrs Brown of Falkland
Hardcover      ISBN: 1897976321
Edition of an important collection of ballads, taken down in the eighteenth century from a female singer.
Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Call the Nurse
True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1611458315
The author recalls her time living and working as a nurse on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides.

Call the Nurse: True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Call the Nurse
True Stories of a Country Nurse on a Scottish Isle
Paperback      ISBN: 1628725125
The author recalls her time living and working as a nurse on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides.

A Charmed Life: Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
A Charmed Life
Growing Up in Macbeth's Castle
Paperback      ISBN: 0312384963
The daughter of a titled Scottish father recounts the horrors of her childhood in spite of popular beliefs about her fairy-tale lifestyle, describing her father's struggles with alcoholism that resulted in numerous brushes with death and the loss of his family's legacy. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Crofter and the Laird
Crofter and the Laird
Paperback      ISBN: 0374514658
When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors—Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland—a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken residence on the island for two or three hundred years; the rest, including the English laird who owned Colonsay, were “incomers.” Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay mainly in the summer, and accepted with nonchalance the fact that he was the least popular man on the island he owned. While comparing crofter and laird, McPhee gives readers a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, and the people of this fragment of the Hebrides. When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors—Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland—a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken residence on the island for two or three hundred years; the rest, including the English laird who owned Colonsay, were “incomers.” Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay mainly in the summer, and accepted with nonchalance the fact that he was the least popular man on the island he owned. While comparing crofter and laird, McPhee gives readers a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, and the people of this fragment of the Hebrides.
Culloden Tales: Stories from Scotland's Most Famous Battlefield
Culloden Tales
Stories from Scotland's Most Famous Battlefield
Hardcover      ISBN: 1845962397
The last battle on British soil, Culloden marked the end of clan culture, was the harbinger of the Highland Clearances, ensured the inevitability of the American Revolution, and increased the outpouring of Scots across the globe. It is the only battle that British Army regiments are not permitted to include on their battle honors; the only battle that Bonnie Prince Charlie ever lost; and the only battle that Cumberland ever won. As visitors make their way to the site of Culloden, they bring with them their stories and their grandfather's stories—sometimes haunting, sometimes humorous, but always impressive. A poignant location, resonant with past deeds and emotive memories, the battlefield inevitably affects those who work there, including the author. Having worked there for many years, he has collected these stories and offers them here as a unique record of the power of the place. There are tales from both before and during the battle, stories from those who visit from all corners of the globe, and tales from those who work there. These stories tell of civil war, love, the unexpected, and even the supernatural.

Highlanders: A History of the Gaels
Highlanders
A History of the Gaels
Paperback      ISBN: 0340639911
A history of the isles and glens of the Highlands of Scotland. Starting from a journey north to the author's home in the Western Isles, this book is a tour of the past, great and sad, of the Gaels of Scotland, and through the realities of the present.

A History of Scotland
A History of Scotland
Paperback      ISBN: 0140136495
A one-volume history of the Socttish nation.
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It
Paperback      ISBN: 0609809997
A distinguished historian explores the seminal contributions of Scotland to the development of modern Western civilization, discussing the impact of such ideals as democracy, freedom of speech, equal opportunity, and a commitment to education and exploring Scottish accomplishments in the fields of philosophy, science, medicine, engineering, political thought, and more. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland/the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides/2 Books in 1
A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland/the Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides/2 Books in 1
Paperback      ISBN: 0140432213
Presents the journals of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell describing their travels through Scotland.