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Farm Buildings for Scotland.

By: A Committee appointed by the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Ministry of Works, 1946.: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1237

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 90, b&w illustrations with several fold out plans. Post-war building studies No. 22. S20. View more info

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Soor Plooms and Sair Knees: Growing Up in Scotland After the War.

By: Dewar, Bob.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Birlinn, 2010. 9781841588629: 2010

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1886

ISBN: 1841588628

Condition: As New


Large Paperback in MINT condition. First edition, pp112, with colour illustrations.'Soor Plooms and Sair Knees' is an hilarious and moving recollection of the writer's childhood in a small Scottish east coast town during the immediate post-war years. In this warm-hearted, funny, and magnificent portrait, Bob Dewar recalls the community spirit of 1940s Scotland with perfectly balanced nostalgic recollections and glorious illustrations. Touching and illuminating, he brilliantly recalls details large and small, from stand-your-spoon-up Scotch broth, to olive oil bought from the chemist to clean o... View more info

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Landscapes and Lives: The Scottish Forest Through the Ages.

By: Fowler, John.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd, 2002. 1841954411: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 810

ISBN: 1841954411

Condition: Fine


Paperback, Fine condition. First edition, pp xi, 292, b&w illustrations, bibliography, note, appendices index. Ancient oakwoods, thickets of shimmering birches or lonely clumps of gnarled Caledonian pine all count among the most atmospheric and inspiring places in Scotland. This is a winning portrait of the forests as we encounter them today, and their part in Scotland's story: from the Ice Age to the great woodlands imagined by the planting Dukes of Atholl and the blanket spruce plantations of the post-war years. Eloquently written with a blend of myth and archaeological evidence, vivid glimp... View more info

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Calculated Risk.

By: Haston, Dougal.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Diadem Books: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 007728

ISBN: 0906371457

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, with some minor shelf wear to dustwrapper, price clipped, otherwise also in Very Good condition. With pp192, with a b&w illustration of the Mont Blanc range. When John Dunlop gives Judy Scott a lift to Glencoe on his motorbike, both are surprised when a relationship develops. But for John all passions must be relegated to the demands of the big climb. The focus soon shifts to the Alps where he teams up with the American climber Jack McDonald. Their careful planning goes awry and a major first ascent bid turns into an intense struggle bringing disaster and tr... View more info

Lost Inverness

By: Newton, Norman S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Birlinn Ltd: 2013

Seller ID: 003341

ISBN: 1841588741

Condition: New


With b&w illustrations. In Lost Inverness, Norman S. Newton scours historical and contemporary works to trace the lost architectural history of the capital of the Highlands, following the city's history from prehistory, through the Dark Ages, the Medieval period, the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, to the present day. The medieval town was gutted by our mid-Victorian ancestors, swept away remorselessly in a frenzy of redevelopment, without a trace of sentimentality, creating many fine public buildings in the process. Sadly, the post-war 'improvements' in the town centre, especially in th... View more info

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Royal Valley: The Story of the Aberdeenshire Dee.

By: Wyness, Fenton.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Alex. P. Reid &Son, Aberdeen, 1968.: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 51

Condition: Very Good


First edition, hardback in Very Good condition with dustwrapper. Pages xviii, 392, with numerous B&W photographs and 3 coloured folding maps. Extensive bibliography, index of names and subjects and index of places. History of the Dee Valley from prehistoric times to post second world war. Generally taken as the standard reference work on Deeside by well known author, architect and antiquarian. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1KG, PLEASE CONTACT US BY EMAIL BEFORE ORDERING FOR A POSTAGE QUOTE. View more info