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A Week in...Scotland

Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Scotland, A Concise History

SCT15
Fitzroy MacLean, Magnus Linklater (Contributor)
Thames & Hudson
2012
248
0500282331
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This richly illustrated survey brings Scottish history up to the present through its romantic figures and bloody battles. With 250 well-integrated illustrations, this revised fourth edition includes a newly added chapter on Scotland’s place in the 21st ce
$19.95

Stone Voices, The Search for Scotland

SCT66
Neal Ascherson
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2004
240
0809088452
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ascherson writes with verve and insight on the centuries-old impulse toward nationhood in Scotland in this absorbing portrait.
$27.00

Eyewitness Guide Scotland

SCT40
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
232
1465440534
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated travel guide features color photography, excellent maps and a region-by-region synopsis of Scotland's attractions.
$25.00

Scotland Map M 501

SCT12
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2012
1
2067174991
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear, colorful road map at a scale of 1:400,000.
$11.95

Culture Smart! Scotland

SCT160
John Scotney
Kuperard
2009
168
1857334922
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture, equally of interest to the traveler and business person.
$9.95

A Traveller's History of Scotland

GBR40
Andrew Fisher
Interlink Publishing Group
2009
256
1566567564
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This brief history of Scotland through the 1990s is wide-ranging, accessible and necessarily condensed. With a useful chronology, a list of monarchs and a historical gazetteer, this book marches confidently through the centuries.
$14.95

Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens, A Golfer's Pilgrimage to the Courses of Scotland

SCT08
James W. Finegan
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2007
288
0684800985
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Finegan, the former golf columnist of the Philadelphia Inquirer, takes us on a delightful tour of the great links of Scotland, combining personal anecdote, a history of the game and a character study of the Scots.
$21.00

Highlanders, A History of the Highland Clans

SCT33
Fitzroy MacLean
Overlook Press
2008
276
1585679984
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A marvelous storyteller, MacLean recounts the origins, uprisings and personalities of Highland Scotland from Celtic legends to the bloody defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden Moors in this vivid, beautifully illustrated history.
$35.00

How the Scots Invented the Modern World

SCT65
Arthur Herman
Crown
2002
472
0609809997
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Herman argues convincingly in this bestseller that many of the greatest political, intellectual and technological innovations of the 18th and 19th centuries came from the Scots.
$17.00

Scotland, A Very Short Introduction

SCT194
Rab Houston
Oxford University Press
2009
176
019923079X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Covering everything from the Jacobites to the modern economy, this brisk account ranges over 1,000 years of society, culture, politics and religion.
$11.95

The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

CLT03
Barry W. Cunliffe
Oxford University Press
2003
161
0192804189
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise, revealing social history of the Celts by a reigning authority and popular writer.
$11.95

The Highland Clans

SCT164
Alistair Moffat
Thames & Hudson
2013
176
0500290849
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This excellent compact history of the Scottish Highland clans brings to life their leaders, traditions, families and heroic deeds with color illustrations, photos, a clan map and an alphabetical family list.
$15.95

The Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland

SCT81
Hugh Palmer
Thames & Hudson
2004
208
0500511640
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Not just drop-dead beautiful, this lavishly illustrated compendium includes suggestions for historic hamlets, market towns, castles and estates. With notes on travel, hotels, restaurants and accommodations.
$40.00

An Innocent in Scotland, More Curious Rambles and Singular Encounters

SCT28
David W. McFadden
McClelland and Stewart
1999
346
0771055285
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A sequel to his rambles in Ireland, McFadden again taps local lore, personality and history in this most entertaining journey through Scotland.
$18.95

Mary Queen of Scots

SCT01
Antonia Fraser
Bantam Doubleday
1993
613
038531129X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This richly readable biography, the story of a legend who was loved even en route to her death, illuminates Mary's age as well as the figure herself.
$20.00

The Crofter and the Laird

SCT23
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1978
159
0374514658
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
McPhee packs up his family and returns to his ancestral land on the Isle of Colonsay in this lyrical, appreciative portrait of place and traditional ways of life in the Hebrides.
$16.00

Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster

SCT166
William W. Starr
University of South Carolina Press
2011
240
1570039488
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Beginning and ending in Edinburgh and making stops at Glasgow, Culloden, Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye and more, William Starr follows hilariously in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson across Scotland.
$29.95

44 Scotland Street

SCT83
Alexander McCall Smith
Doubleday
2005
325
1400079446
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this witty novel, McCall Smith traces the lives and eccentricities of the men and women living in an Edinburgh boarding house.
$15.00

Rob Roy

SCT20
Sir Walter Scott
Penguin
1995
501
0140435549
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Adventure in the highlands of 18th-century Scotland starring the dashing outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor. Part of the "Penguin Classics" series, this book contains explanatory notes and an introduction that sets it in its historical context.
$13.00

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

SCT42
Muriel Spark
HarperCollins Publishers
2009
150
0061711292
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A terribly witty novel from the pen of Dame Muriel. Miss Jean Brodie is an unorthodox teacher at an Edinburgh girls' boarding school who wins the hearts and minds of her students, only to discover that girls from the provinces are ill-prepared for progres
$13.99

The Reavers

GBR755
George MacDonald Fraser
Alfred Knopf
2009
288
0307388050
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
After twelve gloriously scandalous Flashman novels, the incomparable George MacDonald Fraser gives us a hilarious tale of derring-do from the turn of the 17th century (sort of) in the wild Borderlands of Scotland.
$14.95

Waverley

SCT119
Sir Walter Scott
Oxford University Press
2015
528
0198716591
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Scott drew on childhood tales for this richly detailed portrait of the Highland and Lowland Scots, culminating with the defeat of Bonnie Prince Charles at the 1746 Battle of Culloden.
$15.95

Birds of Europe

FG47
Lars Svensson
Princeton University Press
2010
416
0691143927
PAPER
Field Guide
0
1
0
0
Featuring 3,500 glorious paintings by Killian Mullarney and Dan Zetterstrom, the second edition of this exquisite guide features updated text and maps.
$29.95

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Celtic Prayers and Incantations

CLT4
Alexander Carmichael
Dover Publications
2007
142
0486457419
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An authoritative edition of poems and blessings as collected by folklorist Alexander Carmichael (1832 - 1912) over 40 years, when Gaelic was still widely spoken in the Skye, Uist, Oban and other islands of the Hebrides.
$7.95

Companion Guide Edinburgh and the Borders Country

SCT19
A.J. Youngson
Boydell & Brewer
2001
420
1900639386
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive introduction to the history, culture and architecture of Edinburgh.
$34.95

Glasgow Map

SCT99
A-Z
MapLink
1
1843480832
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A convenient, folded and detailed city map of Glasgow at a scale of 1:19,000.
$15.95

Orkneyinga Saga, The History of the Earls of Orkney

VIK07
Hermann Palssom, Paul Edwards
Penguin
1981
253
0140443835
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fusion of myth and legend, circa A.D. 1200, by an unnamed Icelandic author. The medieval chronicle has its center of action among the Orkney Islands, describing their conquest by Norwegian kings during the Viking expansion of the ninth century.
$17.00

Queen of Scots, The True Life of Mary Stuart

SCT82
John Guy
Marine Publishing
2005
608
0618619178
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This major revisionist biography of the much-maligned monarch by British historian and Cambridge fellow John Guy won the 2004 Whitbread Award.
$17.95

Rough Guide Scotland

SCT60
Rough Guide
Rough Guides
2017
624
0241271037
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide focusing on where to go and what to do from Dumphries and Edinburgh to Stornoway, Kirkwall and Lerwick.
$22.99

Scotland, The Story of a Nation

SCT54
Magnus Magnusson
Grove Press
2003
752
0802139329
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid survey of the history of Scotland, rich in personality and incident, by a master storyteller.
$22.50

The Steel Bonnets

SCT04
George MacDonald Fraser
Skyhorse
2008
416
160239265X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MacDonald Fraser captures the celebrated mayhem, blood and glory of the Anglo-Scottish border raids in rich and entertaining detail.
$17.99

The Steel Bonnets

SCT04
George MacDonald Fraser
Skyhorse
2008
416
160239265X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MacDonald Fraser captures the celebrated mayhem, blood and glory of the Anglo-Scottish border raids in rich and entertaining detail.
$17.99

DK Eyewitness Top Ten Scotland

SCT216
Alastair Scott
DK Publishing
2014
192
1465445838
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, illustrated guide in the popular series, featuring favorite attractions in Scotland.
$14.00

The Scottish Highlands, A Cultural History

SCT210
Andrew Beattie
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
292
1566567416
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An exploration of the past and present of the Scottish Highlands, from the first Celtic settlements to their transformation into Scotland's modern mining capital.
$15.00

Celtic Prayers from Iona

SCT21
J. Philip Newell
Paulist Press
1997
96
0809104881
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
While wardens on the island, Philip Newell and his wife were inspired by Gaelic prayer and the poems of the 19th-century Scotsman Alexander Carmichael. To spread their appreciation for the art form, they developed this handsome book of prayers.
$14.95

A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

SCT07
Samuel Johnson, James Boswell
Penguin
1984
429
0140432213
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Written when Johnson was 63 and Boswell 32 in 1773 (when they had been friends for ten years), these travel journals were the result of a three-month trip to Scotland. Johnson observed Scotland, and Boswell observed Johnson.
$18.00

Sea Room, An Island Life in the Hebrides

GBR369
Adam Nicolson
Picador USA
2015
432
1250074959
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nicolson explores the nature, history and magic of three remote islands in the Outer Hebrides in this affecting memoir. Tiny islands surrounded by serious tides, the Shiants nonetheless make their mark with 500-foot basalt cliffs, seabird and seal colonie
$20.00

Off in a Boat, Hebridean Voyage

GBR66
Neil Miller Gunn
Ivan Dee
1990
348
0941533980
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Gunn captures the romance and exhilaration of small boat travel in this enchanting account of a 1930s voyage through the Hebrides, interweaving his own adventures with history and lore.
$18.95

Wildlife of the North Atlantic, A Cruising Guide

ATL26
Tony Soper, Dan Powell (Illustrator)
Bradt Publications
2008
176
1841622583
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This compact, illustrated guide covers the many petrels, ducks, gulls, terns and other seabirds, as well as the rich abundance of life existing under the waves, that populate the vast Atlantic region from the British Isles to Newfoundland.
$25.99

For Kids

Always Room for One More

SCT213
Nonny Hogrogian (Illustrator), Sorche Nic Leodhas
Henry Holt and Company
1972
32
0805003304
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A Caldecott Medal winner about a hospitable Scottish man and his family of 12 who invite every passerby into their home until the walls literally burst. Based on a Scottish folk song.
$9.99

This Is Edinburgh

SCT106
M. Sasek
Universe Publishing
2006
64
0789313871
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
First published in 1958, this is a facsimile edition of Sasek's charming original portrait of the city, its culture, attractions and spirit for young readers.
$17.95

Scotland

SCT176
Melanie Waldron
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952412
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

You Wouldn't Want to Be Mary, Queen of Scots!

SCT161
Fiona MacDonald
Franklin Watts
2008
32
053114853X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The hilarious illustrations and light-hearted tone, helpful hints and glossary in this popular series for ages 7-10 will entice even reluctant readers.
$9.95

Mary, Bloody Mary

GBR333
Carolyn Meyer
Harcourt Books
2001
240
0152164561
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This sympathetic portrait brings to life Mary Tudor’s childhood and difficult teen years, when her beloved father, Henry VIII, spurns Mary’s mother for the bewitching Anne Boleyn -- and Mary goes from riches to rags, becoming the embittered woman who woul
$7.99

Ring of Bright Water, A Trilogy

SCT17
Gavin Maxwell
David R. Godine
2011
352
156792400X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This magical book, treasured by generations of parents and children, is best known for its portrayal of otters -- and the naturalist who loves them. But Maxwell's descriptions of the Scottish coast, and other wildlife, are equally captivating. This handso
$19.95

The Queen's Own Fool

SCT55
Robert J. Harris, Jane Yolen
Penguin Putnam
2001
400
0698119185
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
This excellent historical novel relates the life of Mary Queen of Scots as witnessed by her jester, a spunky orphan named Nicola.
$11.99

Ancient Celts, Archaeology Unlocks the Secrets of the Celts' Past

CLT05
Jen Green
2008
64
1426302258
HARD COVER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
This captivating, illustrated overview of the Celts and their discovery for ages 10 and up features hundreds of color photographs, maps, glossary and interviews. It's an excellent overview of archaeology for the whole family.
$17.95

The Black Island

SCT149
Herge
Little Brown and Company
2011
62
0316133876
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Set in Scotland, in this seventh adventure (updated in the 1960s), Tintin and faithful canine companion confront a gang on the mysterious island of the title.
$11.00

Worth Looking For

Fodor's Exploring Scotland

SCT09
Gilbert Summers
Fodor's
2007
288
1400015081
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
With its many photographs, detailed descriptions and practical information, this compact guide covers Scotland in style.
$22.00