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Scotland: The Scottish Highlands

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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The Crofter and the Laird

SCT23
John McPhee
Noonday Press
1992
176
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

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

Footprint Handbook Scotland Highlands and Islands

SCT197
Alan Murphy
Footprint Handbooks
2014
496
1909268623
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This guide provides great coverage of Scotland’s national parks, mountains, castles, glens and lochs as well as comprehensive listings of B&Bs and suggestions on getting off the beaten path.
$24.95

Scotland Adventure Map

SCT222
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2013
1
1566956455
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided folded map of Scotland by the National Geographic Society and World Mapping Project at a scale of 1:440,000.
$11.95

Highlanders, A History of the Highland Clans

SCT33
Fitzroy MacLean
Overlook Press
2008
276
1585679984
PAPER
History
1/1/2112
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
Although the title sounds whimsical, this is a serious treatment of the cultural, philosophical and material gifts of the small and frequently troubled nation of Scotland.
$17.00

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

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 Most Beautiful Villages of Scotland

SCT81
Hugh Palmer
Thames & Hudson
2004
208
0500511640
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
1/1/2112
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 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

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

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

William Wallace, Brave Heart

SCT30
James MacKay
Trafalgar Square
1996
288
185158823X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MacKay separates myth from legend in this rich account of one of Scotland's greatest heroes. He delves into medieval Scotland, setting the life of William Wallace in its historical context.
$19.95

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 Flight of Gemma Hardy

SCT181
Margot Livesey
HarperCollins
2012
447
0062064231
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Inspired by Jane Eyre, Livesey's sixth novel traces the hardships and fate of a feisty young woman who travels to the remote Orkney to become an au pair at Blackbird Hall. The brilliant evocation of 1960s Scotland draws on Livesey's childhood in the Highlands.
$15.99

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 progressive thought.
$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

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

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Walking

WLK04
Henry David Thoreau
HarperCollins
1994
92
0062511130
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Slip this pocket edition of Thoreau's meditations on the spiritual benefits of this most civilized form of travel in your daypack for inspiration.
$9.99

Kidnapped

SCT02
Robert Louis Stevenson
Penguin
2007
240
0141441798
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
With great feeling for the Scottish landscape, history, and the local atmosphere, this classic tale of the conflict between Lowlanders and Highlanders mirrors the split sympathies of the author himself.
$10.00

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

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

Orkney

SCT215
Howie Firth
Robert Hale
2012
512
0709071086
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
In this scholarly history, broadcaster Howie Firth chronicles the history of some of Great Britain’s most beautiful (and strategically important) islands. Reaching beyond Orkney’s picturesque seascapes, Firth’s history is rife with mysterious Picts, ruthless Vikings, shipwrecks and legends of sea monsters.
$75.00

Whisky, Kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster

SCT166
William W. Starr
University of South Carolina Press
2011
240
1570039488
PAPER
Travel Narrative
1/1/2112
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