have searched through, and categorized, the best books about Scotland
and Scottish Culture from the enormous Amazon.com database of
Scottish Books. I have included many wonderful authors who are
less well-known outside of Scotland, and books that I have enjoyed
as a life-long, avid reader of Scottish Books. Scotland
Ian Rankin's personal guide through the places in Scotland that
have provided him with the inspiration for the thrilling events
in the Inspector Rebus novels. This evocative and stunningly produced
book highlights the places that inspired the settings for the
Inspector Rebus novels. It is the modern-day Scotland that the
tourist never sees. The book is part biography of Rebus, revealing
how he came into being, who he is, and what his Scotland is like.
It is also partly an autobiography of Ian Rankin, explaining where
he comes from and what his inspirations are. Beautifully illustrated
throughout, with pictures that reflect the text, this is the perfect
gift for anyone interested in Scotland or in the novels of Ian
Rankin. Scottish Books.
Alexander McCall Smith tackles issues of trust and honesty, snobbery
and hypocrisy, love and loss, but all with great lightness of
touch. Clever, elegant and funny, this is a novel that provides
huge entertainment but which is underpinned by the moral dilemmas
of everyday life and the characters' struggles to resolve them.
And The Making Of Scotland
Scotland's mountains and glens retain the secrets of the long
and frequently violent geological history that has gone into their
making. Volcanoes have played a major role in the creation of
Scotland and while the youngest, a mere sixty million years old,
were responsible for much of the scenic splendour of the Inner
Hebrides, the rocks composing many of the famous Scottish landforms
as, for example, those of Glencoe and the Edinburgh district are
also the direct result of volcanism.
Sense of Belonging to Scotland
Breathtaking photographs of the favorite places of fifty Scottish
celebrities, including Ewan McGregor, Sam Torrance, Ian Rankin
and Brian Cox. All of them describe in their own words what makes
their chosen corner of Scotland so special to them. A unique book
that captures the essence of Scotland and its people. Best Scottish
Man Who Saw the Future: William Patersons Vision of Free Trade
Inspired by the Dutch traders in the Caribbean and the exploits
of buccaneers and pirates, the young Scottish merchant William
Paterson envisaged a new era of world commerce and free trade
on the open seas unencumbered by the monopoly trading that, in
his view, restricted progress. Best Scottish Books.
Wreckers: A Story of Killing Seas, False Lights, and Plundered
From the bestselling author of The Lightouse Stevensons, a gripping
history of the drama and danger of wrecking since the eighteenth
century, and the often grisly ingenuity of Scottish and British
wreckers, scavengers of the sea. A fine wreck has always represented
sport, pleasure, treasure, and in many cases, the difference between
living well and just getting by.
Scotland: Tales From A Hidden History
Wonderful purgative for the cant and myth that surround Scottish
history. Written with wit and economy, immaculately researched.
Provides a wealth of evidence an enjoyable compendium. Best Scottish
Knife Man : The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father
of Modern Surgery
The vivid, often gruesome portrait of the 18th century pioneering
surgeon and father of modern medicine, Scotsman, John Hunter.
Scotland: The Story of Scotland Before HistoryBefore
Scotland transforms prehistory into gripping narrative history,
demonstrating that the history of the land that became Scotland
is one of dramatic geological events and impressive human endeavour.
Best Scottish Books.
Highlander: Walking Mallaig to Stonehaven
Four weeks of numb feet following a 340 kilometre trek along the
Southern Upland Way with four Gurkhas was not enough to dampen
Neil Griffiths' enthusiasm for coast-to-coast walking. Gurkha
Highlander describes his second cross-country walk but this time
on a new route and with different companions. Best Scottish Books.
of the Best of Scottish Books
SELLING SCOTTISH BOOKS
Scottish Books from Scottish Authors.
Scottish Recommended Books.
Music and Songbooks.
Books in Gaelic.
New, Used and Out of Print.
Golf in Days of Steam
Battle of Bannockburn
Bonnie Prince Charlie
Scottish Costume and Dress
Battle of Culloden
Scottish Family Names
Scottish Fiddle Books
Scottish Golf Courses
The Highland Clearances
The Highlands of Scotland
The Scottish Kilt
The Loch Ness Monster
Lochs of Scotland
Maps of Scotland
The Island of Skye
Sir Water Scott
Tartans of Scotland
Walking in Scotland
will continue to add Books as I update this web site. Perhaps
you can suggest a favorite....If so, please send me an e-mail.