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  1. The Northern Earldoms

    The Northern Earldoms: Orkney and Caithness from AD 870 to 1470 [Paperback]

    Barbara Crawford(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476817
    Published by : Origin
    The medieval earldoms of Orkney and Caithness were positioned between two worlds, the Norwegian and the Scottish. They were a maritime lordship divided, or united, by the turbulent waters of the Pentland Firth. This unlikely combination of island ... .... Learn More
  2. The Man Who Gave Away His Island

    The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna [Paperback]

    Ray Perman(Author)


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    ISBN: 9781912476893
    Published by : Origin
    In 1938 John Lorne Campbell bought the Hebridean isle of Canna. He wanted to prevent it becoming a rich man's playground (like so many other islands and Highland estates), to preserve a part of traditional Gaelic culture and show that efficient fa... .... Learn More
  3. The Black Douglases

    The Black Douglases: War and Lordship in Late Medieval Scotland, 1300-1455 [Paperback]

    Michael Brown(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900413
    Published by : John Donald
    During the century and a half of their power the Black Douglases earned fame as Scotland’s champions in the front line of war against England. On their shields they bore the bloody heart of Robert Bruce, the symbol of their claim to be the p... .... Learn More
  4. Alexander III, 1249-1286

    Alexander III, 1249-1286: First Among Equals [Paperback]

    Norman H. Reid(Author)


    ISBN: 9781910900383
    Published by : John Donald
    Winner of the Saltire Society Scottish History Book of the Year 2019

    Presiding over an age of relative peace and prosperity, Alexander III represented the zenith of Scottish medieval kingship. The events which followed his early and unexp... .... Learn More
  5. Composing Myself and Other Texts

    Composing Myself and Other Texts: Collected Writings [Hardback]

    Andrzej Panufnik(Author)


    ISBN: 9780907689904
    Published by : Toccata Press
    Series: Musicians on Music
    Volume: Volume 11
    Sir Andrzej Panufnik used to say that he communicated in music, not words. But his literary legacy is substantial, as this book demonstrates. Its major element is Composing Myself, the autobiography he wrote in 1985, long since a collector'... .... Learn More
  6. The Endless Tide

    The Endless Tide [Paperback]

    Iain R. Thomson(Author)


    ISBN: 9781912476589
    Published by : Origin
    In The Endless Tide, Iain R. Thomson turns his attention to the Hebrides, and the collection of stories that permeate the area. Meeting a vast cast of characters, he ranges from personal anecdotes of country life to political and scientific issues... .... Learn More
  7. Romanian Gymnastics

    Romanian Gymnastics [Paperback]

    Dr. Kurt Treptow(Author); Nicolae Vieru(Introduction)


    ISBN: 9781592110483
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Since Nadia Comăneci captured the hearts of the world with her amazing performance at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, one that would change the sport of gymnastics forever, Romania has been known throughout the world for its remarkable su... .... Learn More
  8. Nikolay Myaskovsky

    Nikolay Myaskovsky: A Composer and his Times [Hardback]

    Patrick Zuk(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783275755
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Drawing on a wealth of unexplored documentation, this biography reappraises the life and work of Nikolay Myaskovsky (1881-1950) - a central figure in twentieth-century Russian musical culture.

    The story of Myaskovsky's unlikely rise to pr... .... Learn More
  9. Bizet in Italy

    Bizet in Italy: Letters and Journals, 1857-1860 [Hardback]

    Hugh Macdonald(Author)


    ISBN: 9781783275809
    Published by : Boydell Press
    In 1857, Georges Bizet (1838-1875) won the prestigious Prix de Rome scholarship which allowed him to study in Italy for a few years at the expense of the French state. While Bizet's correspondence from this time suggests that he was not fond of It... .... Learn More
  10. Gerald Finzi's Letters, 1915-1956

    Gerald Finzi's Letters, 1915-1956 [Hardback]

    Diana McVeagh(Editor)


    ISBN: 9781783275724
    Published by : Boydell Press
    Gerald Finzi's (1901-1956) masterpiece is the radiant and touching cantata Dies Natalis. He is also highly regarded for his Thomas Hardy song-settings, for his Intimations of Immortality, and for his fine cello and clarinet concertos... .... Learn More

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