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Issue 82 - Scotland's Bookshelf

Scotland Magazine Issue 82
August 2015


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Scotland's Bookshelf

A selection of the latest offering on Scottish History, Style and Culture

Step Back
Finding the way forward in life
Norman Drummond
Foreword by HRH The Princess Royal
£14.99 | Hodder & Stoughton | ISBN 978-0-340-97993-8

Former Black Watch soldier, headmaster of Loretto School in Edinburgh, National Governor of the BBC in Scotland, and chaplain to HM The Queen in Scotland, Drummond draws on his personal experiences to encourage a positive approach to life and achievement.

Fields of Blue Flax
Sue Lawrence
£8.99 | Freight books | ISBN 978-1-910449-10-3

A spirited diversion into fiction from Scotland Magazine's talented cookery writer Sue Lawrence. When cousins Christine and Mags collaborate in investigating their shared family tree, a shocking scandal emerges from the glens of Angus. A compelling read and probably a not unfamiliar experience which will make it all the more engaging to many of our readers.

Requiem for a Himalayan Kingdom
Andrew Duff
£25.00 | Birlinn | ISBN 978-1-78027-286-3

This is the history of a forgotten country's independence shrouded in intrigue and conspiracy. With his kingdom wedged between Nepal and Bhutan, Sikkims ruler Thondup and his American wife Hope Cooke find themselves embroiled in China's incursion into Tibet.

Scottish History Without The Boring Bits
Ian Crofton
£12.99 | Birlinn | ISBN 978-1-78027-265-8

Describing itself as a colourful melange of the bawdy, the bloody, the horrific and the hilarious, need one say more? Episodes range from a bishop being roasted in butter to walking Loch Ness underwater.