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£4.99Scottish Tales of Adventure by Allan Burnett
World War 1; Scottish Tales of Adventure is a thrilling collection of true-life stories that puts you at the heart of the action. Follow the exploits of five heroic men and women as they battle for survival in the trenches, take part in ruthless dogfights in the skies, search for missing friends in hostile territory, and open fire on mighty warships.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£7.001st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. India and Burma 1941-1944.
Written and compiled by Brian Denoon and Major General I.A. Robertson CB MBE.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required9 Left in Stock
£8.99Gallipoli, 1915. Donald Peter (DP) Gillies, a young Lovat Scout soldier, lies in a field hospital, blinded by the Turks.
There he and his Queen Alexandra Corps nurse, Louise, fall in love. In the quiet hours he tells her of his home in the West Highlands of Scotland,of the beauty of its lochs and glens, and the struggle to save the old way of life. She in turn tells her own story of a harsh and unforgiving upbringing in the Welsh Valleys.
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£8.99Donald Angus Gillies enjoys an idyllic childhood on the remote peninsula of Ardnish, steeped in the history and traditions of the scottish Highlands.Like his father and grandfather before him he joins the Lovat Scouts, and shortly after the Second World War breaks out he is recruited by the Special Operations Executive.
An expert in explosives and sabotage, Donald Angus is parachuted into the Alps to support the Resistance. There he meets a beautiful young French-Canadian SOE agent, Francoise, and Donald Angus quickly discovers that falling in love makes life of an SOE operative doubly dangerous.
In the aftermath of a top secret mission fraught with risk, both must somehow find superhuman resources of strength and ingenuity to survive in a world torn apart by war......
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£8.99In the small hours of January 1st, 1919, the cruellest twist of fate changed at a stroke the lives of an entire community.
Tormod Morrison was there that terrible night. He was on board HMY Iolaire when it smashed into rocks and sank, killing some 200 servicemen on the very last leg of their long journey home from war. For Tormod - a man unlike others, with artistry in his fingertips - the disaster would mark him indelibly.
Two decades later, Alasdair and Rachel are sent to the windswept Isle of Lewis to live with Tormod in his traditional blackhouse home, a world away from the Glasgow of their earliest years. Their grandfather is kind, compassionate, but still deeply affected by the remarkable true story of the Iolaire shipwreck - by the selfless heroism and desperate tragedy he witnessed.
A deeply moving novel about passion constrained, coping with loss and a changing world. As the Women Lay Dreaming explores how a single event can so dramatically impact communities, individuals and, indeed, our very souls.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£8.99Ardnish, the Highlands of Scotland, 1944
On his deathbed, Donald John Gillies contemplates his long and turbulent life. He has seen the horror of war, lost family through death and emigration, and endured daily struggles in his small, remote community.
Donald John's mind wanders back to the dusty plains of south Africa in 1901, where he fought as a young man in the Lovat Scouts during the Boer War. Here, a chance encounter changed his life, resulting in a secret which has haunted him ever since. Now, it is time to face the ghosts of the past.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required7 Left in Stock
£9.99On 31st December 1918, His Majesty's Yacht Iolaire sailed from Kyle of Lochalsh for Stornoway,bearing home to the Hebrides nearly 300 naval veterans of the Great War.
She never made it. At two in the morning, she ran aground by the very mouth of Stornoway harbour, and over 200 men drowned in what remains Britain's biggest peacetime disaster at sea since the loss of the Titanic - devastating the Isle of Lewis and scarring a generation.
Acclaimed journalist John MacLeod examines the events of that dreadful night and uncover a story not only of official incompetence, error and neglect but also of individual heroism and the resilience and faith of a remarkable people.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£9.99Twin brothers fighting in the same Highland regiment at the beginning of the Second World War are torn apart in battle and afterwards experience two radically different wars. Their stories unfold against the background of a typical Scottish Lowland family history. '',,, I had come to learn how my ancestors had fared: specifically, those on the Scottish side of my mother's family,,, the drift from the land, the search for alternative employment , including the soldiering tradition, and the dreadful conditions they endured at work and at home, this is their story.''Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required4 Left in Stock
£10.00Portraits of Officers and Men on Active Service.
This edition of the book is dedicated not just to those named, but to all those from Ross-shire who answered their country's call during the 1914-18 war.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required3 Left in Stock
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£14.99An inspirational true story of courage, dedication and self-sacrifice
'Jane Haining, killed by the Nazis for her work among Jews in wartime Hungary, has found the biographer she deserves. Soberly, movingly, Mary Miller tells the story of her life, and her death, in the service of an ideal. An inspiring tale of quiet heroism.'
'A biography as calm, meticulous and movingly humane as Jane Haining herself. Mary Miller has reclaimed the life of a woman who embodied the finest values of her faith - and done her proud.'Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required2 Left in Stock
£16.99Patrick Watt was born in Inverness and grew up in the seaside town of Nairn. In 2000, he moved to Edinburgh to work for the Scottish Government, before transferring to the National Archives of Scotland in 2002. After six years working in the Historical Search Room, he moved to Istanbul, Turkey and studied for a BA in History with the Open University.
Patrick moved back to Edinburgh in the Autumn of 2009 and began writing Steel and Tartan, his first book, which he completed in the spring of 2011. He currently lives in Istanbul.Maximum quantity exceededMinimum purchase amount of 0 is required1 Left in Stock