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Brown Whittles Publishing. It was nicknamed the 'Way Way' by a trio from Fife who set off to walk it in the year of the Millennium. This is not a guidebook but an account of their experiences, the highs and lows which any challenge presents of their marvellous, surprising, amusing and weird memories. They met many hundreds of people along the way but, naturally, those they recall were the more eccentric. Although the trio never managed another bigger trip together they realize how lucky, and wise, they had been to grab the chance when it came.
Book Looking for Mrs Livingstone. Julie Davidson's insightful new book unveils David Livingstone's mysterious wife Mary and, through the authors' own travels, reveals Mary's remarkable story of love, family, exploration and Africa.
Book Knit Your Own Britain. Ron Ferguson, who was described by George Mackay Brown as 'a true craftsman in literature' tracks with curiosity and passion his friend's literary and spiritual journey, including his controversial move from Presbyterianism to Roman Catholicism.
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This is an authorised biography of one of the towering figures of Victorian exploration and mountaineering, Haversham Godwin-Austen. The book uses many previously unknown sources and presents illustrations that have never been published before. Book Collins World Atlas. Collins World Atlas HarperCollins.
The Wee Scot Book: Scottish Poems and Stories by Aileen Campbell, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble®
This revised general reference atlas provides a comprehensive picture of today's world and major world geographical issues. It includes detailed reference maps, illustrated world and continental thematic pages, details of all the world's states and territories and an index to over 50, place names.
Book Freedom and Faith. What is our understanding of Scotland's spiritual identity? Does religion belong only to the past - or does it also lie squarely in front of us in the future? Challenging and absorbing, this book sets out to help us to unravel the fundamental spiritual dimension of Scottish identity and enables us to confront our national potential. Sal is his debut novel and it won the Saltire First Book Award.
Mick was born in South Wales and grew up in London. He went on to work as a newspaper reporter before switching career again at the age of 40 to become an English Teacher. He lives with his wife Jill and bad-tempered dog Lucy and has three grown up children: Molly, Susie and Jimmy.
He spends more time than is good for a person fly-fishing for sea trout, reading, playing the banjo and growing strawberries. Born in Canada, she was brought up in Cumbria, Lancashire and the Scottish Borders and writes on a houseboat in London. She has worked as a zookeeper at Edinburgh Zoo, where her fascination with Siberian tigers began.
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Set across two continents, Tiger is a sweeping story of survival and redeeming love that plunges the reader into one of the world's last wildernesses with blistering authenticity. Polly is also the author of three poetry collections. Having completed his first round of the Munros two years ago, he is now busily engaged in conquering Corbetts, many of which are even more remote and challenging.
His passion for wild places and wild weather is such that he freely admits that the more savage the climate, the more he revels in it. Ron has published nearly twenty books, including collections of poetry, novels and volumes of short stories.
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His fiction and poetry have been translated into over a dozen languages and frequently broadcast on BBC. He was once the solution to a clue in a TLS crossword! He gives talks and readings worldwide. He also writes verse and adventure novels for children, and loves every minute of it. Aileen Campbell was born near Brahan Castle in northern Scotland.
An art enthusiast even as a young girl, she was greatly influenced by J.
Pittendrigh Macgillivray, the appointed king's limner, or royal painter, for Scotland. During World War II, she served as a registered nurse and certified nurse-midwife in both Scotland and England before immigrating to Canada. After moving to the United States, where she served again as an R. There she continues to paint and win recognition for her accomplished watercolors. Besides studying art, she has developed an interest in the music and literature of Scotland. Customer Reviews Average Review.