This lavishly illustrated book contains over two hundred of the National Galleries of Scotland's greatest and best-loved treasures, each accompanied by an informative text written by the Galleries' curators.
Adventurous and beguiling travel memoir by a young man of 23, voyaging over Europe to Tibet, on foot, horseback and bus. A coming of age book, ending when he witnesses the uprising of Tibetan monks in 1987, which was put down with violence by the Chinese authorities. With a forward by Alexander McCall Smith.
This text offers Martin Martin's narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, with information on custom, tradition and life, and an account of St Kilda, published in 1697, and Sir Donald Monro, High Dean of the Isles, visit after the fall of the Lords of the Isles, written in 1549.
In this unique book Matt Hopwood sets out to walk the length and breadth of Scotland, asking people he meets along the way a very simple question: `will you share your love story with me? What is your love story?'
These are the memoirs of Frederick Rea, a teacher from England who became headmaster of Garrynemonie School in South Uist in the 1890s. They show how he strove to meet the difficulties presented by life in one of the poorest districts in the Outer Hebrides.
Finding herself at a crossroads and in need of a change from her job and domestic responsibilities, Helen Moat set herself the challenge of a lifetime: she got on her bike and embarked on an epic cycle ride across Europe, all the way to Istanbul, accompanied by her eighteen-year-old son.
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