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The Viking Isles: Travels in Orkney and Shetland

10 October 2019

Author: Paul Murton
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Price: £17.99

This is a lovely book to dip in and out of – part travelogue, part history book, part ethnographic chronicle of islands that many of us may know only...

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Sky dance

05 September 2019

Author: John D Burns
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
Price: £9.99

“Sky Dance” is John D Burns’ first novel and draws on his many years of experience visiting Scotland’s hills and bothies. His two...

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Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

21 November 2017

Author: Chirs Packham
Publisher: Ebury Press
Price: £8.99

Chris Packham has been an amiable TV presenter and passionate conservation campaigner for more than three decades, and it’s easy to fall into the trap...

Where Poppies Blow

Where Poppies Blow

21 November 2017

Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Price: £20

In Flanders fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row That mark our place, and in the sky The larks still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard...

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Beyond the Horizon

28 November 2014

Author: Richard Parks
Publisher: Sphere Books
Price: £18.99

The former Welsh rugby international,Richard Parks, took his love of sport and physical adventure to a new level, setting himself the ‘737...

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Scotland’s Islands: A Special Kind of Freedom

28 November 2014

Author: Richard Clubley
Publisher: Luath Press Limited
Price: £9.99

Not so much a guidebook as a series of experiences from a lifetime visiting more than 60 Scottish islands. From Ailsa Craig to Shetland, Mingulay to St...

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The Splendour of the Tree

28 November 2014

Author: Frances Lincoln
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Price: £25.00

Cultural theorist Stephen Greenblatt based his career on the wonder of objects – the idea that they are loaded with the historical forces that shaped...

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A Dog Walker's Guide: The Lake District and Norfolk

26 August 2014

Author: Peter Naldrett and Angela Youngman
Publisher: Countryside Books
Price: £7.95

Two more titles in the popular series aimed at dog walkers, both books full of useful information to make sure that both you and your four-legged friend have...

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Walking in the Chilterns

26 August 2014

Author: Steve Davison
Publisher: Cicerone
Price: £12.95

A selection of 35 routes spread cross the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, ranging from 4-12 miles each and including easy ambles to more...