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Issue 61 - Book Reviews

Scotland Magazine Issue 61
February 2012

 

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Book Reviews

THE MAN WHO GAVE AWAY HIS ISLAND: A LIFE OF JOHN LORNE CAMPBELL OF CANNA
£12.99
RAY PERMAN
Birlinn Limited ISBN 978-1-84158-929-9
An inspirational biography of John Lorne Campbell, who bought the Hebridean island of Canna in the 1930s.

TAM O’ SHANTER A TALE BY ROBERT BURNS
£25.00
ILLUSTRATED BY ALEXANDER GOUDIE
Birlinn Ltd ISBN 978-1-78027-036.4
The masterpiece of Scotland’s National Bard illustrated with the genius of Paisley-born Alexander Goudie. The bulk of these witty paintings are kept at Rozelle House in Ayrshire.

WW2 SCOTTISH TALES OF ADVENTURE
£4.99
ALLAN BURNETT
Birlinn Limited ISBN 978-1-84158-933-6
Written for eight to 12 year olds this collection of true Second World War adventures is based on interviews to provide a vivid, personal and unique insight into the world of war.

TRACING YOUR SCOTTISH ANCESTORS: THE OFFICIAL GUIDE
£12.99
FIFTH EDITION
Birlinn Limited ISBN 978-1-84158-743-1
Written by the keepers of the records at the National Archives in Scotland, this book provides clear advice for tracing your family tree down the ages.

ISLAY, JURA AND COLONSAY: A HISTORICAL GUIDE
£9.99
DAVID H. CALDWELL
Birlinn Limited ISBN 978-1-84158-961-9
Caldwell tells the fascinating story of Islay, Jura and Colonsay from prehistoric times to modern day. Written in chronological order, the images, maps and sketches bring this captivating history to life.

CODE NAME MULBERRY: THE PLANNING, BUILDING AND OPERATION OF THE NORMANDY HARBOURS
£9.99
GUY HARTCUP
Pen & Sword Books Limited ISBN 184884558-8
An exploration of the men and the methods behind the D-Day landings.

THE SILENT WEAVER: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE AND WORK OF ANGUS MACPHEE
£7.99
ROGER HUTCHINSON
Birlinn Limited ISBN 978-1-84158-971-8
A harrowing and emotional tale of a battlescarred war veteran confined to hospital with chronic mental pain.

SCOTLAND’S GARDENS 2012
£5.50
Scotlandsgardens.org 9780901549266
More than 600 glorious gardens will be open in 2012 as part of Scotland’s gardens programme, ranging from town to village allotments to some of the country’s finest properties and well known gardens.

LOST PERTHSHIRE
£9.99
ANN LINDSAY
Birlinn Limited 9781841585574
Lindsay takes us on a remarkable journey through the lost heritage of Perthshire, from industry and farming to the roads, ferries and harbours that fed them with trade.

FINDING MERLIN
£8.99
ADAM ARDREY
Mainstream Publishing 9781845967864
Ardrey brings back to life Merlin’s role in the cataclysmic battles between reason and religion of sixth century Britain. He also uncovers new evidence to prove Merlin was actually a Scot.

THE GREAT WOOD
£9.99
JIM CRUMLEY
Birlinn Limited 9781841589732
Acclaimed nature writer Jim Crumley shines a light into the darker corners of the Great Wood of Caledon, the historic native forest of Highland Scotland.

OH NO, PEEDIE PEEBLES!
£5.99
MAIRI HEDDERWICK
Birlinn Limited 9781780270029
An excellent tale of the Peebles family, who have moved house and there’s lots of decorating to do. Temptation for Peedie proves too strong, and the results are colourful to say the least.