scottish book shop for books about scotland

  Scottish History
Browse through our selection of best-selling Scottish history books. Click on any title for further information or to place an order.
 


Scotland: the Story of a Nation
~Magnus Magnusson
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Hardcover - HarperCollins Trade / 6 November, 2000
More information

 List Price: 19.99
Our Price: 15.99
You Save: 4.00 (20%)


1.
The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000
by T.M. Devine
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Allen Lane The Penguin Press
Hardcover - 720 pages
(30 September, 1999)

Allen Lane The Penguin Press
List Price: 25.00
Our Price: 20.00
You Save: 5.00 (20%)

Amazon.co.uk
Interested in Scotland and its history? Then this book is essential reading. Spanning the 300 years between the Act of Union and the re-establishment of the Scottish parliament, this history covers all the factors that go to make the nation what it is today. The build-up to Union is the starting... Read more


2.
William Wallace
by James Mackay
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Mainstream Publishing
Paperback - 288 pages
new edition edition (May 1996)

Mainstream Publishing
List Price: 9.99
Our Price: 7.99
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

Synopsis
Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie, now the subject of a major film, is one of history's greatest heroes, and one of its greatest enigmas - a figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. Even the date and place of his birth have been mis-stated. This biography tells of a man who, without... Read more

3.
The Scottish Nation: 1700-2000
by T.M. Devine
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Penguin Books
Paperback - 720 pages
new edition edition (27 July, 2000)

Penguin Books
List Price: 9.99
Our Price: 7.99
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

Synopsis
The history - political, social, economic, cultural - of modern Scotland since 1660, covering the development of the nation from the last Scottish Parliament in 1707 up to the preparation of the new Scottish Parliament to meet in the summer of 2000. Read more

4.
The Steel Bonnets
by George MacDonald Fraser
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
HarperCollins Trade
Paperback - 419 pages
new edition of revised edition edition ( 9 March, 1989)

HarperCollins Trade
List Price: 9.99
Our Price: 7.99
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

A reader from UK, 14 November, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
RIVETING
The author vividly describes these very violent times in a way which leaves the reader wanting more. Before or after reading the book you are strongly advised to visit the Borders and savour the atmosphere . I suggest you chose a time when the weather is not too kind and the book will 'come to...Read more

5.
Mary Queen of Scots
by Antonia Fraser
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Arrow
Paperback - 720 pages
Reissued New Ed edition (October 1989)

Arrow
List Price: 10.00
Our Price: 8.00
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

Synopsis
This biography won the James Tait Black Prize. It provides an enlightening, scholarly yet moving account of the life and death of one of the most romantic figures in British history. Read more

6.
The Town Below the Ground
by Jan-Andrew Henderson
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Mainstream Publishing
Paperback - 176 pages
(23 September, 1999)

Mainstream Publishing
List Price: 5.99
Our Price: 4.79
You Save: 1.20 (20%)

Synopsis
People are fascinated by tales of fabled lost cities. Yet below Scotland's capital, hidden for almost two centuries, there lies a metropolis whose very existence was forgotten until recently. For almost 200 years Edinburgh was surrounded by a giant defensive wall. Unable to expand its boundaries, it... Read more

7.   Bloody Scotland
by Terry Deary, Martin Brown(Illustrator)
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Scholastic Non fiction
Paperback - 192 pages
Library Binding edition (19 June, 1998)

Scholastic Non fiction
List Price: 7.99
Our Price: 6.39
You Save: 1.60 (20%)

Synopsis
This title tells the story of the Scots from the desperate Dark Ages to the terrible 20th century. It provides facts on cool kings, cruel kings, mean queens and wise women. Find out about William Wallace, sick Scottish torture techniques and gory Scottish ghost stories. Read more

8.   Dive Scapa Flow
by Rod Macdonald
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Mainstream Publishing
Paperback - 176 pages
3rd Ed edition ( 9 May, 1998)

Mainstream Publishing
List Price: 14.99
Our Price: 11.99
You Save: 3.00 (20%)

Synopsis
This is a comprehensive and fully revised guide to the Orkney wrecks - the intact remains of the scuttled German fleet, U-boats, steamers, tugs and Churchill's "Blockships". The author uses a mixture of historical narrative of the scuttling and subsequent salvage to describe the events at the end of... Read more

9.   The Munros: Scotland's Highest Mountains
by C. McNeish
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Lomond Books
Hardcover
2nd revised edition edition (May 1998)

Lomond Books
Our Price: 10.00

sam@samwilbo.demon.co.uk from Croydon, UK, 11 November, 1999 5 out of 5 stars
brilliant - great photos, outline routes, essential info
This book is unbelievable value. It is a glossy coffee-table combining beautiful photographs taken at all times of year with text and diagrams showing the recommended routes up all 284 munros. This book is essential to anyone who has ever walked in Scotland and will definitley tempt you to walk some...Read more

10.   Culloden
by John Prebble
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Penguin Books
Paperback - 368 pages
[New Ed.] edition (28 March, 1996)

Penguin Books
List Price: 8.99
Our Price: 7.19
You Save: 1.80 (20%)

Synopsis
This text, using contemporary memoirs, letters, newspapers and regimental order books, reconstructs the common man's version of the Moorland Battle and the repression and brutality that followed it for the highlanders. It challenges the rose-tinted legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and Culloden. Read more

11.   A History of Scotland
by J.D. Mackie
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Penguin Books
Paperback - 416 pages
2nd Ed edition (28 February, 1991)

Penguin Books
List Price: 7.99
Our Price: 6.39
You Save: 1.60 (20%)

Synopsis
A one-volume history of the Socttish nation. Read more

12.   Scotland: a New History
by Michael Lynch
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Pimlico
Paperback - 517 pages
new edition edition ( 8 October, 1992)
Pimlico
List Price: 10.00
Our Price: 8.00
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

Synopsis
This full length history of Scotland is made up of 25 chapters spanning 18 centuries, from the Picts to the 1980s and is designed for the general reader. A particular feature of the book is the attention it gives to social and cultural history, including life in towns, the changing role of the... Read more

13.   A History of the Scottish People, 1560-1830
by T.C. Smout
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Fontana
Paperback - 540 pages
Reissue edition (13 May, 1985)

Fontana
List Price: 9.99
Our Price: 7.99
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

Synopsis
A history of Scotland. Read more

14.   Scotland: the Story of a Nation
by Magnus Magnusson
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
HarperCollins Trade
Hardcover - 745 pages
( 6 November, 2000)

HarperCollins Trade
List Price: 19.99
Our Price: 15.99
You Save: 4.00 (20%)

Synopsis
A vivid look at Scotland's long and difficult road to nationhood, re-exploring some cherished myths and unearthing a wealth of fascinating new detail. Magnus Magnusson's starting-point is Sir Walter Scott's classic version of Scotland's history, "Tales of a Grandfather". Since its first appearance... Read more

15.   AA Best Days Out in Britain
by Richard Brown
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
AA Publishing
Paperback - 256 pages
3rd Ed edition ( 2 January, 2000)

AA Publishing
List Price: 10.99
Our Price: 8.79
You Save: 2.20 (20%)


16.   The Scottish Colourists
by Philip Long(Editor), Elizabeth Cumming(Editor)
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Mainstream Publishing
Hardcover - 152 pages
(28 August, 2000)

Mainstream Publishing
List Price: 25.00
Our Price: 20.00
You Save: 5.00 (20%)

Synopsis
Cadell, Fergusson, Hunter and Peploe produced paintings which are considered some of the most progressive in British art. Featuring commentary on the artists' lives and their involvment in the avante-garde in Paris, this text is illustrated with 140 of the Colourists' inventive paintings. Read more

17.   Children's Games in Street and Playground
by Iona Opie, Peter Opie
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Oxford Paperbacks
Paperback - 400 pages
new edition edition (18 October, 1984)

Oxford Paperbacks
List Price: 8.99
Our Price: 7.19
You Save: 1.80 (20%)

Synopsis
This record of children's outdoor games played in the street, park, playground, or wasteland is drawn from the contributions of 10,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales. It reveals that the games children take pleasure in when out on their own are usually those learnt from each other - not... Read more

18.   The Highland Clearances
by John Prebble
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Penguin Books
Paperback - 336 pages
new edition edition (April 1969)

Penguin Books
List Price: 8.99
Our Price: 7.19
You Save: 1.80 (20%)

A reader from Belfast. Northern Ireland., 5 October, 2000 5 out of 5 stars
Brilliant account of a people's tragedy
This is a moving account of an important piece of Scottish history. The depth of betrayal by the clan chiefs toward their own kith and kin is just enraging. Prebble has written another masterpiece, the details of which must sit uncomfortably on some shoulders even today. I just hope those attending...Read more

19.   "A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland Circa 1695" and "A Voyage to St Kilda" with "A Description of the Western Isles of Scotland"
by Martin Martin, et al
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Birlinn Limited
Paperback - 350 pages
[New Ed.] edition ( 5 September, 1999)

Birlinn Limited
List Price: 9.99
Our Price: 7.99
You Save: 2.00 (20%)

Synopsis
One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin's wrote before the Jacobite rebellions changed the way of life of... Read more

20.   The Life and Death of St Kilda
by Tom Steel
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
HarperCollins Trade
Paperback - 297 pages
Reissued Rev. Ed edition (12 May, 1988)

HarperCollins Trade
List Price: 8.99
Our Price: 7.19
You Save: 1.80 (20%)


21.   Last of the Free
by James Hunter
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Mainstream Publishing
Hardcover - 416 pages
(23 September, 1999)

Mainstream Publishing
List Price: 18.00
Our Price: 14.40
You Save: 3.60 (20%)

Book Information
Written by a man who is both an award-winning historian of the Highlands and Islands and a key figure in shaping the region's future development. Last of the Free is a ground-breaking and definitive account of how the Highlands and Islands of Scotland evolved into the way they are today. Never... Read more

22.   Arch
by Andy Goldsworthy, David Craig
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Thames and Hudson
Hardcover - 80 pages
(19 April, 1999)

Thames and Hudson
List Price: 12.95
Our Price: 10.36
You Save: 2.59 (20%)

Synopsis
In this study, Andy Goldsworthy traces the route along which sheep were once driven from Scotland over the border to markets in the north of England. A red sandstone arch, made of blocks hewn from a Scottish quarry, begins its journey in a dilapidated stone sheepfold deep in the hills of south-west... Read more

23.   St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World
by Charles Maclean
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Canongate Books Ltd
Paperback - 202 pages
New Ed. edition (21 May, 1992)
Canongate Books Ltd
List Price: 5.99
Our Price: 4.79
You Save: 1.20 (20%)

Synopsis
A part of Britain but a world apart, St Kilda society existed almost completely isolated from the mainstream of civilization for more than 1000 years. Increased contact with the mainland during the 19th century brought about the downfall of what many once regarded as an ideal society. Missionaries... Read more

24.   Hieland Foodie : A Scottish Culinary Voyage with Clarissa
by Clarissa Dickson Wright
Usually dispatched in 24 hours
NMS Publishing Limited
Paperback - 96 pages
(August 1999)

NMS Publishing Limited
Our Price: 14.99

Synopsis
Clarissa Dickson Wright here selects artefacts, authors and recipes to show how well the Scots of the past ate. Discover what Apicius did with his leeks exported from Lothian to Rome, sample a "bombe Mary, Queen of Scots", and taste the soup that kept David Livingstone going on his travels. Read more

25.   Seachange
by Mairi Hedderwick(Illustrator)
Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Canongate Books Ltd
Hardcover - 167 pages
(September 1999)

Canongate Books Ltd
List Price: 16.99
Our Price: 13.59
You Save: 3.40 (20%)

Synopsis
An account of the author's six-week voyage in a small, antiquated sailing boat around the top of Scotland. Along the way she visits such places as Loch Linnhe, the Lynn of Lorne, Loch Etive, Lochs Ailort and Moidart, Loch Nevis, Loch na Droma Buidhe, Loch a'Choire and Loch Leven. Read more

 
1. The Steel Bonnets ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
George MacDonald Fraser / Paperback / Published 1989
Our Price: 7.99 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%)
2. Bloody Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Terry Deary, Martin Brown / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
3. Robert the Bruce ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Caroline Bingham / Hardcover / Published 1998
Our Price: 20.00 ~ You Save: 5.00 (20%)
4. William Wallace
James Mackay / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: 7.99 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%) (Back Ordered)
5. The Highland Clearances ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
John Prebble / Paperback / Published 1969
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
6. Culloden ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
John Prebble / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
7. Scotland: a New History ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Michael Lynch / Paperback / Published 1992
Our Price: 8.00 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%)
8. Glencoe ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
John Prebble / Paperback / Published 1968
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
9. Robert the Bruce's Rivals, the Comyns: 1212-1314
Alan Young / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 16.99 (Special Order)
10. The Marquis of Montrose ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
John Buchan / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: 7.19 ~ You Save: 1.80 (20%)
11. The Lion in the North ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
John Prebble / Paperback / Published 1981
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
12. Castles of England, Scotland and Wales ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Paul Johnson / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 7.99 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%)
13. Up Oor Close: Memories of Domestic Life in Glasgow Tenements: 1910-1945 ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Jean Faley / Paperback / Published 1990
Our Price: 8.95
14. The Forgotten Monarchy of Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Albany, Laurence Gardner / Hardcover / Published 1998
Our Price: 13.59 ~ You Save: 3.40 (20%)
15. Hadrian's Wall ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
David J. Breeze, Brian Dobson / Paperback / Published 1991
Our Price: 7.19 ~ You Save: 1.80 (20%)
16. The Bruce (Canongate Classics, 78) ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
John Barbour, A. A. M. Duncan / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 7.99 ~ You Save: 0.89 (10%)
17. The Life and Times of James VI of Scotland, I of England ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Antonia Fraser / Paperback / Published 1994
Our Price: 7.19 ~ You Save: 1.80 (20%)
18. The Age of the Picts ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
W.A. Cummins / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: 8.79 ~ You Save: 2.20 (20%)
19. The Life and Death of St Kilda ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Tom Steel / Paperback / Published 1988
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
20. St Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Charles Maclean / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: 4.79 ~ You Save: 1.20 (20%)
21. The Scottish Colourists ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Roger Billcliffe / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: 16.00 ~ You Save: 4.00 (20%)
22. Mary Queen of Scots ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Antonia Fraser / Paperback / Published 1989
Our Price: 8.00 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%)
23. Behind the Goal ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
James Addison / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: 7.99 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%)
24. Dive Scapa Flow ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Rod Macdonald / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: 11.99 ~ You Save: 3.00 (20%)
25. Rob Roy MacGregor ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Nigel Tranter / Paperback / Published 1995
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
26. A History of Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
J.D. Mackie / Paperback / Published 1988
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
27. Dunoon Pier: a Celebration ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Ian McCrorie / Hardcover / Published 1997
Our Price: 10.39 ~ You Save: 2.60 (20%)
28. Scotch Missed ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Brian Townsend / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
29. Scotland: a Concise History ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Fitzroy MacLean / Paperback / Published 1993
Our Price: 7.16 ~ You Save: 1.79 (20%)
30. Prehistoric Britain from the Air ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Janet Bord, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997
Our Price: 20.00 ~ You Save: 5.00 (20%)
31. Polly ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Roger Hutchinson / Hardcover / Published 1998
Our Price: 6.39 ~ You Save: 1.60 (20%)
32. People and Society in Scotland Vol 1: 1760-1830
T.M. Devine, Rosalind Mitchison / Paperback / Published 1988
Our Price: 16.00 (Special Order)
33. Where to Watch Birds in Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Mike Madders, Julia Welstead / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 10.39 ~ You Save: 2.60 (20%)
34. Harpoon at a Venture ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Gavin Maxwell / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: 9.99
35. Braveheart ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Randall Wallace / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 4.79 ~ You Save: 1.20 (20%)
36. Scotland in the Middle Ages
Bruce Webster / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 11.99 (Special Order)
37. Warriors and Priests
Nicholas Maclean-Bristol / Hardcover / Published 1995
Our Price: 20.00 (Special Order)
38. The Haggis: a Little History
Clarissa Dickson Wright / Hardcover / Published 1996
Our Price: 3.99 ~ You Save: 1.00 (20%) (Back Ordered)
39. A Wee Nip at the 19th Hole : A History of the St. Andrews Caddie ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Richard MacKenzie / Hardcover / Published 1998
Our Price: 10.13 ~ You Save: 1.13 (10%)
40. Ancient Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Iain Zaczek, David Lyons / Hardcover / Published 1998
Our Price: 11.99 ~ You Save: 3.00 (20%)
41. Highlanders ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Fitzroy Maclean / Hardcover / Published 1995
Our Price: 20.00 ~ You Save: 5.00 (20%)
42. Healing Threads
Mary Beith / Paperback / Published 1995
Our Price: 9.99 (Back Ordered)
43. Scotland's Relations with England
William Ferguson / Paperback / Published 1994
Our Price: 5.20 ~ You Save: 1.30 (20%) (Special Order)
44. For the Lion ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
Raymond Campbell Paterson / Paperback / Published 1996
Our Price: 9.95
45. Kings and Queens of England and Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Plantagenet Somerset Fry / Hardcover / Published 1997
Our Price: 13.59 ~ You Save: 3.40 (20%)
46. The Identity of the Scottish Nation ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
William Ferguson / Paperback / Published 1998
Our Price: 14.95
47. The Castles of Scotland ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
Martin Coventry / Paperback / Published 1997
Our Price: 14.50
48. A Century of the Scottish People, 1830-1950 ~ Usually dispatched in 2-3 days
T.C. Smout / Paperback / Published 1987
Our Price: 7.99 ~ You Save: 2.00 (20%)
49. Clans and Tartans ~ Usually dispatched in 24 hours
George Way, Romilly Squire / Paperback / Published 1995
Our Price: 5.59 ~ You Save: 1.40 (20%)
50. Scottish Highlanders in Colonial Georgia : The Recruitment, Emigration, and Settlement at Darien, 1735-1748
Anthony W. Parker / Hardcover / Published 1997
Our Price: 20.80
readmore.gif (2786 bytes) Can't find the book that you are looking for?
Use this box to search by title, subject or author.

Enter keywords...

scottish index

[home]  [literature]   [history]  [food]  [travel]  [maps]  [edinburgh]