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A Birds Tail, is the story of Tizzy and Wizzy. Tizzy and Wizzy are Oystercatchers. Two baby twins who live on Sunside beach in the Highlands of Scotland. Today's a very windy day on Sunside beach. But the two chicks want to go outside and play. There's so many thing to explore, and see and do. Oh, how they wish the rain and blustery wind would go away! Come and see what happens to the twins.

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In this installment of the USA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher, Cabot Cove's crime-solving novelist, is on a new airline's maiden flight when murder occurs en route. When Cabot Cove's own Wayne Silverton wants to debut his new airline, he invites Jessica Fletcher and other locals on the inaugural flight from Boston to London. Jessica is thrilled for the opportunity to visit a dear friend, Scotland Yard inspector George Sutherland.

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Good Classic MacDonald retold for today's reader. Some yellowing, slight crease front cover. The story of Scotland's "Wee Sir Gibbie, " the seemingly destitute orphan unable to speak but whose life communicated truth, goodness and love.

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Samuel Rutherford, born in the early 1600's, faced many hardships throughout his personal and spiritual life. Despite the criticism of his faith, imprisonment for the advocacy of the church, and his exile from his beloved hometown, Rutherford was still able to inspire the people of Scotland with his preaching. Rutherford is still an inspiration in the world of Christianity today through the letters he had written, some of which can be found in The Loveliness of Christ.

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Streetwise Maps makes the best laminated Edinburgh street map available for purchase on the market today. Easy to read and accordion fold for effortless use, all of our detailed travel maps are pocket size for discretion so you don't stick out like a tourist. Search for Streetwise Maps today to look for other great travel maps in addition to this Edinburgh map.

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John Muir was born in Scotland on April 21st, 1838. His Father wanted his children to have a stricter Religious upbringing and therefore moved the family to the United States. John Muir is perhaps known today as the most pre-eminent naturalist and advocat

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More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England's Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Between 250,000 and 400,000 Scots-Irish migrated to America in the eighteenth century, traveling in groups of families and bringing with them not only long experience as rebels and outcasts but also unparalleled skills as frontiersmen and guerrilla fighters.

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Kirkus Reviews hailed Magnus Magnusson's book as a "vast, superb history [that] relates Scotland's past over a dozen millennia." Drawing on a great deal of modern scholarship that has redefined the nation's story, Magnusson vividly re-creates the long and fascinating story of Scotland, offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive history available today.

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, whe

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland.

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In 1934, a photograph in London's Daily Mail seemed to prove that a strange animal was living in Scotland's Loch Ness. But 60 years later, it was said to be a fake. That image created the look of the Loch Ness monster in the minds of people around the world. Without it, is there any proof for a creature in Loch Ness? Readers dive deep into this question, learning about the history of the myth and how it survives today.

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John Muir was born in Scotland on April 21st, 1838. His Father wanted his children to have a stricter Religious upbringing and therefore moved the family to the United States. John Muir is perhaps known today as the most pre-eminent naturalist and advocat

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John Muir was born in Scotland on April 21st, 1838. His Father wanted his children to have a stricter Religious upbringing and therefore moved the family to the United States. John Muir is perhaps known today as the most pre-eminent naturalist and advocat

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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, whe

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THIS BOOK CONTAINS B IMAGES AND IS PART FOUR OF SCOTLAND'S RIVERS AND COASTS. A journey along the Coast of Fife on the Firth of Forth, visiting all the towns, villages and harbours on the way. Learn of the industry, yesterday and today. Find out about a

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This collection of essays and translations has been compiled to sample and reflect on contemporary Scotland's rich tradition of literary translation. The title is symbolic of how the anthology is to be read: as an offering, an act of kindness, an opportun

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From the critically acclaimed and USA Today bestselling author Charles Finch comes The Vanishing Man, the second in a prequel trilogy to his Charles Lenox Victorian series, in which the theft of an antique painting sends Detective Lenox on a hunt for a criminal mastermind. London, 1853: Having earned some renown by solving a case that baffled Scotland Yard, young Charles Lenox is called upon by the Duke of Dorset, one of England's most revered noblemen, for help.

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The Stuarts are best known to us today for their court scandals, Civil War, and religious turmoil. We all know about the Gunpowder Plot, Charles I's quarrel with Parliament that led to his execution, and Charles II's restoration and lively, hedonistic court. Yet we know little of the Stuart family history, the family that became the first dynasty to rule both Scotland and England.

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Over sunrise and sunset, the Sneads Ferry high-rise bridge enhances the panoramic view of the quaint fishing and farming community. Encapsulated by the pine forests and the New River, families from England, Scotland, and other areas in Europe found passage and refuge in this area. Men sailed and rowed boats along the banks and toiled on the sea. Even today, the early morning fishermen are on their boats, mending nets, fixing their rigging, and gearing their engines for the weeks or months they will be gone.

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This 1911 work, by one of the best-known newspapermen and writers of the day, is a lyrical and engrossing account of the peoples and places of the northern reaches of the Sceptered Isle, from its Celtic and Pictish tribal origins, through the Roman occupation, and to the Jacobite uprising of the 18th century. With a sly, dry wit that will enthrall today's readers, author Andrew Lang delves into the decadence and corruption of the medieval kings and brings to thrilling life the intrigues and conspiracies that have shaped the true history of a much-fabled nation.

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A distinguished historian of Spain and Europe provides an enlightening account of the development of nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland. This first sustained comparative study uncovers the similarities and the contrasts between the Scottish and Catalan experiences across a five-hundred-year period, beginning with the royal marriages that brought about union with their more powerful neighbors, England and Castile respectively, and following the story through the centuries from the end of the Middle Ages until today's dramatic events.

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"George's mystery unfolds with great psychological depth, finely drawn characters and gorgeous portraits of the English countryside. . [George] is an essential writer of popular fiction today." -The Washington PostThe #1 New York Times bestselling author's award-winning series returns with another stunning crime drama featuring Scotland Yard members Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers.

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Its origins date as far back as 1300 A.D. Today, it is the fastest growing and most popular sport in the world. With the opening of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews, Scotland, in 1754, golf was suddenly thrust into the spotlight with newfound energy. Once exclusively a "gentleman's game," the golfers of today now come from every ethnic background and from all walks of life.

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2013 Critics Award Scotland Best Technical Presentation WINNER 2013 Critics Award Scotland Best Children and Young People's Show NOMINEE Sam McTannan is just a typical 15 year old, with one exception. Sam is a Superhero He can literally turn See-Thru when it suits him, only today something is wrong. In Superhero comics they would call it a blip. Sam's powers are failing him and the people he doesn't want to see him start paying a little bit too much attention.

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Today the images of Robert Burns and Abraham Lincoln are recognized worldwide, yet few are aware of the connection between the two. In Abraham Lincoln and Robert Burns: Connected Lives and Legends, author Ferenc Morton Szasz reveals how famed Scots poet Robert Burnsâ and Scotland in generalâ influenced the life and thought of one of the most beloved and important U.

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In Scotland, the 600 miles between the northernmost Shetland island and the Mull of Galloway in the south contain some of the most interesting geology and most varied landscapes in Europe. This variety was the inspiration for a tradition of geological investigation that stretches back to the earliest Earth scientists. The origins of the Scotland that is known today lie in five quite distinct geological histories.

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Sir Walter Scott (1771 1832) is famous for his poetry and historical romances such as Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. As the first English-language author to achieve truly international fame in his lifetime, his depiction of Scottish history and culture spread around the world so effectively that it persists even today. Scott also contributed to Scottish history himself: in 1818 he helped to unearth Scotland's missing crown jewels, and he also led the campaign that saved the Scottish banknote when the London Parliament threatened its existence.

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Around 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harperâ s Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit each distillery in Scotland, England and Ireland. Accompanied by friends, he visited over 150 distilleries. The names found in his reports still excite the dedicated whisky connoisseur today, as well as others whose fame has faded at the turn of the 19th century.

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Endorsements: "I send my greetings to those gathered during these days in Scotland for the centennial of the first Edinburgh Missionary Conference, which is now acknowledged to have given birth to the modern ecumenical movement. May we all renew our comm

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A mini-encyclopaedia of environmental facts and figures with case studies from leading scientists and academics, describing the environment as it exists today, and offering solutions to pressing problems from air pollution to the loss of plants and animals.

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The years between the deaths of King Mael Coluim and Queen Margaret in 1093 and King Alexander III in 1286 witnessed the formation of a kingdom resembling the Scotland we know today, which was a full member of the European club of monarchies; the period is also marked by an explosion in the production of documents. This volume includes a range of new studies casting fresh light on the institutions and people of the Scottish kingdom, especially in the thirteenth century.

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This rare old malt comes from a distillery founded in 1896 in Scotland's Speyside. Right from the start, they employed the most modern techniques and later became known for producing a component of The Famous Grouse. Water is still sourced today from the Tamdhu burn, in nearby woodland. This distillery also malts its own barley, using a 'Saladin box', a large trough with a perforated floor.

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Beginning around 1559 and continuing through 1642, writers in England, Scotland, and France found themselves pre-occupied with an unusual sort of crime, a crime without a name which today we call 'terrorism'. These crimes were especially dangerous because they were aimed at violating not just the law but the fabric of law itself; and yet they were also, from an opposite point of view, especially hopeful, for they seemed to have the power of unmaking a systematic injustice and restoring a nation to its 'ancient liberty'.

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The experience of being a Muslim in Scotland today is shaped by the global and national post-9/11 shift in public attitudes towards Muslims, and is infused by the particular social, cultural and political Scottish ways of dealing with minorities, diversity and integration. This book explores the settlement and development of Muslim communities in Scotland, highlighting the ongoing changes in their structure and the move towards a Scottish experience of being Muslim.

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