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Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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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

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

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

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 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

The Celts, First Masters of Europe

CLT01
Chriatiane Eluere
Thames & Hudson UK
1993
175
0810928523
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
1
A colorful pocket-size encyclopedia documenting the art and archaeology of the Celts. With 100 maps and illustrations.
$15.95

Guynd, A Scottish Journal

SCT122
Belinda Rathbone
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
304
1593720157
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The charming memoir of a woman's sometimes trying relationship with her husband's ancestral home - a sprawling fixer-upper of a Scottish mansion. Through Rathbone's evocative descriptions, the house takes on a life and personality all its own.
$23.95

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

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

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

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

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

More Books

Art of the Celts

CLT02
Lloyd Robert Laing, Jennifer Laing
Thames & Hudson
1992
216
0500202567
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A volume in the acclaimed "World of Art" series, this is a broad introduction to Celtic art, from the 5th century B.C. to 1200 A.D.
$19.95

Aunt Dimity And the Deep Blue Sea

SCT117
Nancy Atherton
Penguin Putnam
2007
304
0143038303
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
A most cheerful and eccentric mystery set on a remote island off the shore of Scotland, where Lori Shepard gets drawn into a perilous whodunit, calling again on the supernatural counsel of Aunt Dimity.
$8.99

Beside the Ocean of Time

SCT14
George M. Brown
National Book Network
1994
217
1896209122
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
A gentle coming-of-age tale by the Bard of Orkney George Mackay Brown. His short novel invokes the prehistoric ruins, Norse history and long traditions of rural Orkney in graceful prose with lovely attention to detail and rich insight into place.
$19.95

Bradt Guide Eccentric Britain

GBR586
Benedict le Vay
Bradt Publications
2011
384
1841621226
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A characteristically informative guide in the Bradt style and a rollicking tour through some of Britain's more bizarre oddities, including, yes, the World Black Pudding Throwing Championships.
$24.99

Braveheart

SCT91
Mel Gibson (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2002
0792164938
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
The legend of William Wallace is brought to life in this Academy Award winning film starring Mel Gibson and Sophie Marceau. 177 Minutes.
$19.99

Brigadoon

SCT88
Vincente Minnelli (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2005
1419803549
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
In this 1954 Cinascope musical, Gene Kelly and Van Johnson play two Americans who stumble upon an enchanted Scottish village where each night passes as though it were a hundred years. Cyd Charisse plays the lovely lass who steals Gene Kelly's heart. 108 m
$19.97

British Isles Map, Great Britain and Ireland

GBR07
Michelin Travel Publications
Michelin Travel Publications
2008
1
2067170279
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful and accurate map of both Great Britain and Ireland, at a scale of 1:1,000,000.
$12.95

The British Isles, A History of Four Nations

GBR88
Hugh Kearney
Cambridge University Press
2012
324
0521608503
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Celts, Romans, Vikings, Normans and modern immigrants all make an appearance in this Canto Classics edition of Kearney's elegant and revisionist history of not just the English but also the Scots, Welsh and Irish.
$19.99

Britons: Forging the Nations, 1707-1837

GBR81
Linda Colley
Yale University Press
2009
442
0300152809
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An interesting study of national British identity and the joining of England, Scotland and Wales.
$25.00

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

The Careful Use of Compliments

SCT125
Alexander McCall Smith
Doubleday
2007
288
037542301X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The fourth installment of the author's popular Isabel Dalhousie mystery series.
$15.00

The Cathedral Builders of the Middle Ages

MED07
Alain Erlande-Brandenburg
Thames & Hudson UK
2010
175
0500300526
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This pocket-size encyclopedia of the art, architecture and culture of the Middle Ages features hundreds of drawings, color illustrations and a chronology.
$15.95

A Celtic Miscellany

IRE93
Kenneth Hurlstone Jackson (Editor)
Penguin
1975
352
0140442472
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A compendium of Celtic literature up to the 19th century.
$17.00

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

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

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

Charles Rennie Mackintosh

SCT24
Alan Crawford
Thames & Hudson
1995
216
0500202834
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A heavily illustrated, compact survey of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
$24.95

Checkmate

SCT94
Dorothy Dunnett
Vintage Books
1997
608
0679777482
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The sixth and final volume in the Lymond Chronicles finds Francis Crawford of Lymond in France, leading an army in battle against the English and trying to escape his past.
$17.00

Clara's Grand Tour, Travels With a Rhinoceros in Eighteenth-century Europe

FRN536
Glynis Ridley
Grove Press
2006
240
0802142338
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The entertaining history of an Indian rhinoceros named Clara, who was brought to Europe in 1741 by a Dutch sea captain and toured for seventeen years, to the delight of several heads of state.
$12.00

Collins Complete Guide to British Wildlife

GBR93
P. Sterry
Trafalgar Square
2008
384
0007236832
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A one-volume photographic guide to British wildlife, covering everything from fungi to mammals, including plants, insects, birds and fish. With 1,500 color photographs.
$34.95

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

Culture Smart! Britain, A Quick Guide to Customs And Etiquette

GBR736
Paul Norbury
Kuperard
2006
168
185733311X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, no-nonsense guide to local customs, etiquette and culture with a short overview of the land and people along with practical travel advice.
$9.95

The Disorderly Knights

SCT95
Dorothy Dunnett
Vintage Books
1997
528
0679777458
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The third volume in the Lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond to Malta, where he has been sent to help the Knights of Hospitallers defend their island against the invading Turks.
$17.00

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

SCT74
Robert Louis Stevenson
Signet
2012
144
0451532252
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Stevenson's gothic classic set in Edinburgh -- a great horror story and allegory for the dual nature of man.
$4.95

Dragonfly in Amber

SCT102
Diana Gabaldon
Dell
1993
960
0440215625
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The second in a series of time-travel mysteries set in 18th century Scotland.
$9.99

Drums of Autumn

SCT104
Diana Gabaldon
Dell
1997
1088
044022425X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The fourth in a series of time-travel mysteries set in 18th century Scotland and South Carolina on the eve of the American Revolution.
$9.99

Eyewitness Guide Great Britain

GBR01
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
672
1465439617
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With 1,400 photos, maps and excellent introductory chapters, this guide offers both a general overview of Great Britain and a region-by-region look at its attractions.
$30.00

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

A Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe

EUR15
Guy Mountfort
Houghton Mifflin Company
2001
212
0618166750
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A classic field guide in the Peterson series.
$25.00

The Fiery Cross

SCT100
Diana Gabaldon
Dell
2005
1456
0440221668
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The fifth in a series of time-travel mysteries set in 18th century Scotland.
$9.99

Final Rounds, A Father, a Son, the Golf Journey of a Lifetime

GOL02
James Dodson
Bantam Doubleday
1997
272
0553375644
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Golf magazine columnist Dodson tells the heartfelt story of a trip with his father, during his father's final months, to the great courses of Scotland and England.
$16.00

Five Lessons, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

GOL11
Ben Hogan
Fireside
1985
127
0671612972
PAPER
Sport
0
0
0
0
A master of golf provides instruction on improving your game in this 1957 classic.
$15.00

Fodor's London's 25 Best

GBR08
Louise Nicholson
Fodor's
2016
176
0147546265
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This slim guide to London (with handy full-color maps) has everything you need to know for a short visit to the city, including recommended sightseeing, restaurants, hotels and shops.
$13.99

Fodor's Scotland

SCT129
Linda Cabasin (Editor)
Fodor's
2016
512
1101879645
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical guide in the popular series, saturated with valuable information on accommodation, shopping, sights and dining.
$21.99

Fodor's See It Scotland

SCT80
Fodors
Fodor's
2011
376
1400005558
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Fodor's vibrant and informative guide to touring Scotland.
$22.99

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate

SCT113
Alexander McCall Smith
Doubleday
2006
272
1400077109
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
The second book in the Sunday Philosophy Club series, set in Edinburgh and starring detective Isabel Dalhousie, the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics. In this installment, chocolate plays a key role in the mystery.
$15.00

The Game of Kings

SCT93
Dorothy Dunnett
Vintage Books
1997
560
0679777431
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The first volume in the sweeping Lymond Chronicles by a master of historical romance. Set in the 1500's in Edinborough, Scotland, Dunnett's story follows Francis Crawford of Lymand and his band of outlaws as they fight the English for the country they lov
$17.00

The Ghost with Trembling Wings

CON24
Scott Weidensaul
North Point Press
2003
352
0865476683
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
The search, which is sometimes successful, for lost species absorbs Scott Weidensaul in this unexpected series of encounters on such island havens as Tasmania, Madagascar and Cuba.
$23.00

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

The Gothic Enterprise, A Guide to Understanding the Medieval Cathedral

EUR190
Robert A. Scott
University of California Press
2005
294
0520246802
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An enthusiast, Scott delves into the history, design, architecture and wonder of Europe's medieval cathedrals and great Abbey churches.
$26.95

Great Britain and Ireland Map

GBR31
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2009
2
3936368368
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed map showing both Great Britain and Ireland at a scale of 1:800,000.
$11.95

Great Britain and Ireland Map

GBR31
Kunth Verlag
Kunth Verlag
2009
2
3936368368
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A nicely detailed map showing both Great Britain and Ireland at a scale of 1:800,000.
$11.95

Great Britain, Ireland Map

GBR06
Marco Polo Travel Publishing
Marco Polo
2014
2
3829767226
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This fold-out overview map of Great Britain and Ireland is ideal for route planning, with highlighted scenic routes and places of interest. The map contains a comprehensive index and inset street plans of major cities.
$11.95

A Guide to the Stone Circles of Britain, Ireland and Brittany

GBR102
Aubrey Burl
Yale University Press
2006
276
0300114060
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent guide to finding -- and understanding -- all the major sites, plus a few not-so-well-known ones. It includes maps, black-and-white photographs, site diagrams, and a bibliography.
$45.00

Here Is Where We Meet

EUR189
John Berger
Vintage Books
2006
256
1400079330
PAPER
Literature
8/9/2005
0
0
0
0
This reflective novel weaves a portrait of several European countries through encounters with the dead -- from the narrator's mother, whom he discovers on a park bench in Lisbon, to a childhood friend wandering a market in Krakow.
$16.00

For Kids

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

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

Worth Looking For

An Illustrated History of the First World War

WAR16
John Keegan
Alfred Knopf
2001
448
037541259X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
An illustrated edition of Keegan's outstanding history of the Great War
$50.00

Birds of Britain & Europe

EUR49
Hermann Heinzel (Illustrator), Richard Fitter, John Parslow
Trafalgar Square
1998
384
0002198940
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
This masterfully organized Collins Pocket Guide, featuring 3,000 color illustrations covers the birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
$27.50