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The Art of Fair Isle Knitting : History, Technique, Color & Patterns
Ann Feitelson
1883010209
March 1, 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
An art historian and practicing fiber artist, author Ann Feitelson has visited the Shetland Islands often to bring this distinctive knitting style to life. The background sections are lavishly illustrated with color photographs of historic Fair Isle garments; Fair Isle color theory is demonstrated with actual knitted samples; and the more than 20 original Fair Isle garments by Feitelson are illustrated with both color photos and color charts.


Scotland: A History
Jenny Wormald (Editor)
0198206151
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Scottish history has long been dominated by the romantic tales of Robert the Bruce, William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, and Bonnie Prince Charlie. But the explosion of serious historical research in the last half-century has fueled a keen desire for a better-informed and more satisfying
understanding of the Scottish past.
This attractively designed book--boasting scores of illustrations, include eight color plates--brings together the leading authorities on Scottish history, who range from Roman times until the present day, offering a more accurate and sophisticated portrait of Scotland through the ages. The
contributors take us from medieval Scotland, to the crisis created by Mary Queen of Scots and the trauma of Reformation, to the reign of James VI and the Union of the Crowns (1603). They discuss...


How the Scots Invented the Modern World
Arthur Herman
0609809997
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
"I am a Scotsman," Sir Walter Scott famously wrote, "therefore I had to fight my way into the world." So did any number of his compatriots over a period of just a few centuries, leaving their native country and traveling to every continent, carving out livelihoods and bringing ideas of freedom, self-reliance, moral discipline, and technological mastery with them, among other key assumptions of what historian Arthur Herman calls the "Scottish mentality."

It is only natural, Herman suggests, that a country that once ranked among Europe's poorest, if most literate, would prize the ideal of progress, measured "by how far we have come from where we once were." Forged in the Scottish Enlightenment, that ideal would inform the political theories of Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and David Hume, and other Scottish...



Before Scotland
Alistar Moffat
050005133X
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Before Scotland: The Story of Scotland Before History delves deep into the little-known world of the Picts, Scots, and others who lived before written records. It is a far-ranging book, jumping back and forth from a discussion of an ice age 24,000 years ago to a sidebar on the turn-of-the-century Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky. Scotland itself is the only connection between passages on the disparate topics of geology, ancient and modern history, archeology, biology, and anthropology. Before Scotland resists the current fashion in nonfiction to turn history into narrative. It generally reads like a graduate-level textbook, with a touch of bone-dry humor thrown in for good measure. In a typical reference-laden passage, the author describes a foreign name for Scotland, writing, "Lucan, Pliny the Elder, Tacitus and Ptolemy...


Highlander's Touch
Karen Marie Moning
0440236525
November 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
Also by Karen Marie Moning
To Tame A Highland Warrior

"Hauntingly beautiful."
-- Rendezvous

Beyond The Highland Mist

"Poignant and sensual."
-- Publishers Weekly

Available from Dell

Review
Also by Karen Marie Moning
To Tame A Highland Warrior

"Hauntingly beautiful."
-- Rendezvous

Beyond The Highland Mist

"Poignant and sensual."
-- Publishers Weekly

Available from Dell

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Grace in Thine Eyes
Liz Curtis Higgs
1578562597
March 21, 2006
Paperback
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Review
Praise for
Grace in Thine Eyes
Grace in Thine Eyes was a joy to read! I savored every word of this tender and transcendent story of one young woman’s journey from disgrace to his grace. Liz Curtis Higgs is a masterful storyteller whose eloquent pen has truly been blessed.”
–Teresa Medeiros, New York Times best-selling author

“Absolutely wonderful. If you’ve read Liz Curtis Higgs’s earlier Scottish trilogy, you already know that she has an extraordinary gift for building a beautiful, elegant story around people thrust into crisis, people whose faith is severely tested in ways that hold us captive until the final page. Grace in Thine Eyes sings throughout with the pulsating rhythm of love–God’s love for his people...


Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnley
Alison Weir
0812971515
Feb 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), has for centuries fascinated historians and the general public, her life the stuff of Hollywood myth, involving murder, rape, adultery, abdication, imprisonment and execution. In bestselling historian Weir's (Henry VIII, etc.) able hands, we see the young Catholic queen ruling over Protestant Scotland and a group of unruly nobles. Mary's second husband, Lord Darnley, participated in the 1566 murder of Mary's favorite adviser, David Rizzio, after which Mary and Lord Darnley became estranged. Darnley himself was murdered the next year, and some historians have claimed that Mary plotted his death so she could marry her lover, Bothwell. But Weir argues convincingly that the evidence against Mary is fraudulent, part of a coverup initiated by rebellious lords. Weir tells how and why...


Outlander
Diana Gabaldon
0440242940
July 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into...



The Origins of Freemasonry : Scotland's Century, 1590-1710
David Stevenson
0521396549
September 20, 1990
Paperback
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Review
' ... a work of creative scholarship flavoured by exceptional candour and gusto ... makes an important contribution to the movement among historians which is rescuing pre-Union Scotland from its reputation for near-savage backwardness and showing how deep were the roots of Enlightenment in the country's culture.' London Review of Books

Review
"...a work of creative scholarship flavoured by exceptional candour and gusto...makes an important contribution to the movement among historians which is rescuing pre-Union Scotland from its reputation for near-savage backwardness, and showing how deep were the roots of Enlightenment in the country's culture. London Review of Books

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Surnames of Scotland : Their Origin, Meaning and History
George F. Black
0871041723

Hardcover
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Guide to Reference Books, 9th ed. (Chicago: American Library Association
A monumental work giving origin, meaning, and history of Scottish surnames from the earliest times, references to sources--Eugene P. Sheehy

Times Literary Suppliment (London)
Details of the names are drawn from official or other accredited sources, which are duly referred to and catalogued.

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Manners, Customs, and History of the Highlanders of Scotland (Library of Essential Reading Series)
Walter Scott
0760758697
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Historical account of the clan MacGregor


The Mark of the Scots
Duncan A. Bruce
0806520604
Oct 1998
Paperback
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Outlander
Diana Gabaldon
0440212561
June 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into...



Devil in a Kilt
Sue-Ellen Welfonder
0446610259
August 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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DeborahAnne MacGillivray, RIO, Reviewers Organization International, The Best Reviews
Marvelous writer. A warm, loving tale. Welfonder's love of Scotland is clear in her words. Do NOT miss this one.

L. Mikulski, Writers Club Romance Group on AOL, July 2001
An engaging read, very fast-paced, with fascinating characters and interesting plot twists. A keeper.

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Scotland
Magnus Magnusson
0802139329
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Near Stirling, Scotland, stands a memorial to the warrior William Wallace, put to death at the orders of the English king Edward I in 1305. Within that memorial stands a glass case, and inside of it stands a broadsword 1.7 meters long. Legend has it that the hero himself wielded the weapon, and so "Wallace's Sword" it is.

Magnus Magnusson, a native of Iceland who has long lived in and written about Scotland, may spoil it for some readers when he writes that Wallace's Sword probably wasn't Wallace's. To use it, Wallace would have had to have stood at least 6-foot-6 in height and to have lived two centuries later. The business of the sword is just one of the "cherished conceptions" about Scottish history that Magnusson picks apart and then, corrected and improved, restores. At other turns he considers the true...



Picts, Gaels and Scots
Sally M. Foster
0713488743
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A fully updated, expanded, and newly illustrated version of a classic text on early Scottish history. In captivating detail, it provides insight into the lives and origins of the Scottish people’s ancestors and explains how the Picts and Gaels ultimately forged a nation. Using the latest archaeological discoveries, this comprehensive overview reveals the significance of Pictish symbols and early sculpture, examines the art of war and the role of kingship in tribal society, and delves into the religious beliefs of these 2 peoples and the impact of Christianity. With coverage of settlement, agriculture, industry, and trade, a full and fascinating picture of developing Scotland emerges.


Mary Queen of Scotland & The Isles : A Novel
Margaret George
0312155859
April 15, 1997
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Personal and political naivete lead to Mary Stuart's downfall in George's massive, painstakingly researched novel, a Literary Guild selection in cloth. Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Kirkus Reviews
By the author of The Autobiography of Henry VIII (1986), another vast involvement with a legendary royal. The Scots queen (1542-1587), crowned at nine months, shipped out for a French marriage at seven, became queen of France at 16 for a year and a half, then returned to Scotland after the death of the French king- -to four years of early triumph and then tragedy, two marriages, warfare, betrayal, power struggles, dazzling escapes, and, at the last, a flight to England--and doom....


Bride
Julie Garwood
0671737791
February 1991
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice was Jamie, youngest daughter of Baron Jamison...a feisty, violet-eyed beauty. Alec ached to touch her, to tame her, to possess her...forever. But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian.He was everything her heart warned against—an arrogant scoundrel whose rough good looks spoke of savage pleasures. And thought Kincaid's scorching kisses fired her blood, she brazenly resisted him...until one rapturous moment quelled their clash of wills, and something far more dangerous than desire threatened to conquer her senses...

From the Publisher, Simon & Schuster

By edict of the king, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take an English bride. His choice...



Thorn in My Heart
Liz Curtis Higgs
157856512X
March 18, 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Higgs, the bestselling author of 20 inspirational books, successfully tries her hand at her first historical novel, spinning a new version of the biblical story of Jacob to show the costs of deception and the triumph of love despite adversity. The story opens in 1764 Scotland, a month before the birth of Rowena McKie's twin boys. Those readers familiar with the biblical account of Isaac and Rebecca, their twin sons Jacob and Esau, and Jacob's search for a wife will have no trouble discerning how the plot unwinds. Higgs has a good track record with romance novels (Bookends; Mixed Signals), and she handles the love affairs between the younger twin James McKie and sisters Rose and Leana McBride with aplomb. Despite the predictable story line, Higgs keeps a few surprises up her sleeve, including the device of a proxy...


In Search of Scotland
Gordon Menzies
1570983860
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From the Stone Age to the present, this book charts the impact of the Celts, Picts, Romans, Irish, Vikings and English, of battles, wars and empire.


Outlander
Diana Gabaldon
0385319959
August 2001
Paperback
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Book Review
In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into...



Scottish Surnames
David Dorward
1841830453
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
With an estimated 30 million people of Scottish descent scattered around the globe, it's not surprising that there is a worldwide interest in Scottish family names. For everyone wishing to trace their roots, this handy and comprehensive volume is the ideal guide to the rich variety of names found in Scotland.

From the Publisher
This handsomely designed series of pocket reference guides offers clear, concise introductions to topics of Celtic interest. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Macbeth (Sparknotes No Fear Shakespeare)
SparkNotes Editors
1586638467
April 2003
Paperback
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Whence Came a Prince (Higgs, Liz Curtis)
Liz Curtis Higgs
1578561280
March 15, 2005
Paperback
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About the Author
Liz Curtis Higgs has been telling tales since she wrote her first “novel” at the tender age of ten. Careers in broadcasting, public speaking, nonfiction writing, and children’s books brought her back to her first love–fiction–at the turn of the 21st century.

Since 1986, Liz Curtis Higgs has presented more than 1,500 inspirational programs for audiences in all 50 states as well as Germany, England, Canada, Ecuador, France, and Scotland. In 1995, Liz received the highest award for speaking excellence, the “Council of Peers Award for Excellence,” becoming one of only forty women in the world named to the Speaker Hall of Fame by the National Speakers Association.

Feature articles about Liz have appeared in more than 250 major newspapers and magazines across the...


After Elizabeth : The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle For the Throne of England
Leanda De Lisle
0345450450
January 31, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Queen Elizabeth famously refused to marry, causing a foreign-born king to ascend to the English throne in 1603. In her first book, Lisle nimbly examines Elizabeth's waning months and the introduction of James VI of Scotland as James I of England, demonstrating that the transition was anything but smooth or preordained. The aging Elizabeth remained unwilling to name her successor for fear that courtiers would abandon her to curry favor with the next ruler. Indeed, prominent statesmen and courtiers had, years earlier, had opened channels of communication with the presumptive successor. Lisle presents a memorable cast of characters striving to mold the transition. Scots feared losing their king and their independence, while Englishmen saw a flood of key appointments and titles go to foreign favorites. Various...


Tracing Your Scottish Ancestors
Cecil Sinclair
0114958653
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
An indispensable book for all who want to discover their Scottish family origins. Written in an accessible style, it not only explains step-by-step how to research records of births, marriages and wills, but also directs the reader to a variety of other sources containing valuable genealogical information.

About the Author
Cecil Sinclair is a custodian of records at HM General Register House, Edinburgh. The National Archives of Scotland is the government department responsible for the custody and preservation of the records of the government of Scotland.


Outlander
Diana Gabaldon
0385302304
June 1991
Hardcover
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Book Review
In Outlander, a 600-page time-travel romance, strong-willed and sensual Claire Randall leads a double life with a husband in one century, and a lover in another. Torn between fidelity and desire, she struggles to understand the pure intent of her heart. But don't let the number of pages and the Scottish dialect scare you. It's one of the fastest reads you'll have in your library.

While on her second honeymoon in the British Isles, Claire touches a boulder that hurls her back in time to the forbidden Castle Leoch with the MacKenzie clan. Not understanding the forces that brought her there, she becomes ensnared in life-threatening situations with a Scots warrior named James Fraser. But it isn't all spies and drudgery that she must endure. For amid her new surroundings and the terrors she faces, she is lured into...


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