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  1. The Scots & The Turf

    The Scots & The Turf

    Alan Yuill Walker

    £8.99

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    The Scots & The Turf tells the story of the amazing contribution made to the world of thoroughbred horse racing by the Scots and those of Scottish ancestry, past and present, including 2017's Grand National winner One for Arthur.Throughout the years, this contribution has been across the board, from jockeys to trainers and owners as well as some superb horses.


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  2. The Scots Magazine: Great Scottish Journeys
    £16.99

    This stunning collection of photographs shows Scotland in all its glory, taking in the most iconic routes from across the country. Working with The Scots Magazine, Keith Fergus takes you on some of the finest journeys around the country, with sumptuous photography and fascinating facts about the locations you'll pass along the way.


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  3. Dundee

    Dundee

    A Short History

    Norman Watson

    £8.99

    The story of Dundee is both fascinating and dramatic. Now, in Dundee - A Short History, Norman Watson brings to life the people and events that shaped this great city from its origins and early development, through centuries of poverty and prosperity, to the golden years of jute, jam and journalism and beyond.
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  4. The Real Taggarts

    The Real Taggarts

    Glasgow's Post-War Crimebusters

    Andrew G. Ralston

    £9.99

    Keeping the streets of Glasgow safe has never been an easy task. From the pre-war razor gangs through to the drug lords of recent times, the city streets have never been free from peril. The Real Taggarts is a fascinating insight into the men whose job it was to keep Glasgow safe and the remarkable contribution they made, much of which has never before been revealed.


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  5. Giants of the Clyde, Robert Jeffrey

    Giants of the Clyde

    The Great Ships and the Great Years

    Robert Jeffrey

    £9.99

    There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clydebuilt is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. This is the fascinating, often turbulent, story of a great river, its great ships and the folk who built them.
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  6. Library Cat: The Observations of a Thinking Cat, Alex Howard

    Library Cat

    The Observations of a Thinking Cat – Edinburgh University Library's Resident Cat

    Alex Howard

    £9.99

    LIBRARY CAT is a funny, witty and irreverent look at the world, seen through the unusually observant eyes of Edinburgh University Library’s resident cat.
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  7. Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Land, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    Hidden Aberdeenshire

    The Land

    Dr Fiona-Jane Brown

    £9.99

    Following on from Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast, this new volumefrom Dr Fiona-Jane Brown moves inland to tell the stories of the countryside, from the fertile farmland of Buchan to the high peaks of the Cairngorm Mountains.
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  8. Dundee: But Not As You Know It, Susan McMullan

    Dundee

    But Not As We Know It

    Susan McMullan

    £9.99

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    Dundee, But Not As We Know It takes the reader on a journey through the city like no other, revealing the forgotten and abandoned past that lies on our doorstep and under our feet, bringing to life Dundee's unique charm and unmistakeable character.
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  9. Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens, Diane Morgan

    Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens

    War and Peace in the Denburn Valley

    Diane Morgan

    £14.99

    The complete, dramatic story of Union Terrace Gardens has never before been told in one volume. Now, in her eleventh book on Aberdeen, Diane Morgan presents the complete history of these iconic gardens on the west side of the Denburn Valley.
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  10. Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats, Malcolm Archibald

    Liverpool: Gangs, Vice and Packet Rats

    19th Century Crime and Punishment

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Liverpool in the nineteenth century was a place full of stories of assault, robbery and murder as well as poachers, footpads and highwaymen who preyed on the unwary. This is the story of crime and punishment in 19th century Liverpool's underworld.
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  11. Glasgow: The Real Mean City, Malcolm Archibald

    Glasgow: The Real Mean City

    True Crime and Punishment in the Second City of the Empire

    Malcolm Archibald

    £7.99

    The police had an often thankless task and The Real Mean City chronicles the century-long struggle of the forces of law and order to bring peace to a troubled city.
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  12. Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters, Malcolm Archibald

    Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters

    Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

    Malcolm Archibald

    £9.99

    Hugging the coast and crammed between two rivers, Aberdeen grew up isolated from Scotland's other urban centres. Yet Aberdeen experienced its share of crime in the 19th century. The city was plagued by a plethora of prostitutes, ravaged by riots and aggravated by assaults.
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  13. Scotland's Cruel Sea, Robert Jeffrey

    Scotland's Cruel Sea

    Heroism and Disaster off the Scottish Coast

    Robert Jeffrey

    £9.99

    Scotland has a coastline of immense beauty and danger, and its cruel sea has claimed many lives down the years. Disaster at sea is a poignant part of Scotland's history, and in this chilling and awe-inspiring book, bestselling author Robert Jeffrey tells the compelling stories of the victims of the ocean deeps.
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  14. I'll No Tell You Again, Tony Roper

    I'll No Tell You Again

    My Autobiography

    Tony Roper

    £14.99

    Tony Roper is one of Scotland's most recognisable faces. In I'll No Tell You Again, Roper tells his hilarious and inspiring story.
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  15. Slim Jim, Tom Miller

    Slim Jim

    Simply the Best

    Tom Miller

    £9.99

    Jim Baxter was one of Scotland's greatest-ever football players, a left-footed wonder who became a Rangers icon and a leading member of the celebrated Scotland side of the 1960s. In this insightful biography, Tom Miller takes an in-depth look at the legend known as Slim Jim.
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