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    Good Night Scotland Adam Gamble, Mark Jasper, Suwin Chan
    9781602191938 Board book JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places Age (years) to 3, Grade (US) to P On Sale Date:December 01, 2020
    $9.95 CAD 6 x 6 x 0.67 in | 0.59 lb | 20 pages Carton Quantity:48 Canadian Rights: Y Good Night Books
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      This charming board book takes young readers on an enriching tour of the fascinating and magnificent country of Scotland. These colourful, charming pages feature some of the nation’s most famous landmarks and attractions, including Edinburgh Castle, St Andrews Links, Highland cattle, Highland Games, Glasgow Science Centre, Deep Sea World, National Museum of Scotland, Nessie, football, bagpipers, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and more.

      Series Overview: The Good Night Books series is designed to celebrate special places and subjects in a way that young children can easily relate to and enjoy with their families. All of the books are written and illustrated with a simplicity that captures the “essence” of each place or subject.
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      Adam Gamble, is a writer, a photographer, and a publisher. He is the author of many books in the Good Night Books series, In the Footsteps of Thoreau, and A Public Betrayed. He lives in Sandwich, MA.

      Mark Jasper is the author of many books in the Good Night Our World series, The Cape Cod Christmas Cookbook, Haunted Cape Cod & the Islands, and Haunted Inns of New England. He lives in Sandwich, MA.

      Suwin Chan is an illustrator and toy designer with more than 18 years of experience. She lives in Haverhill, MA.


      Author Residence: Sandwich, MA.

      Suwin Chan is an illustrator and toy designer with more than 18 years of experience. She lives in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

      Illustrator Residence: Haverhill, MA.
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        Feature Website: goodnightbooks.com

        Author Website: goodnightbooks.com

        Author Social Media: www.facebook.com/GoodNightBooks/
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      “Modern Mom says it’s ”a fantastic children’s book series."
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    9780500239612 Hardcover ART / European On Sale Date:September 22, 2020
    $66.00 CAD 7.6 x 9.95 x 1.45 in | 2.75 lb | 376 pages Carton Quantity:10 Thames and Hudson
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      A landmark publication celebrating over 5,000 years of creativity, The Story of Scottish Art explores Scotland’s cultural identity and artistic output through the ages.

      This is the fascinating story of how Scotland has defined itself through its art over the past 5,000 years, from the earliest enigmatic Neolithic symbols etched onto the landscape of Kilmartin Glen to Glasgow’s position as a center of artistic innovation today. BBC TV broadcaster and artist Lachlan Goudie passionately narrates the joys and struggles of artists striving to fulfill their vision and the dramatic transformations of Scottish society reflected in their art.

      The Story of Scottish Art is beautifully illustrated with diverse works from Scotland’s long tradition of bold creativity: Pictish carved stones and Celtic metalwork, Renaissance palaces and chapels, paintings of Scottish life and landscapes by Horatio McCulloch, David Wilkie, the Glasgow Boys, and Joan Eardley; designs by master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh; and collage and sculpture by pop art pioneer Eduardo Paolozzi. Through Scotland’s remarkable artistic history, Goudie tells the story of a small country with an extraordinary creative output that influenced significant global movements, such as art nouveau and pop art, while constantly redefining its own practices.

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      Lachlan Goudie is a Scottish painter and arts broadcaster. He has hosted many BBC TV programs, including Mackintosh: Glasgow’s Neglected Genius, Painting the Holy Land, and The Story of Scottish Art.
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    Made In Scotland My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country Billy Connolly
    9781785943744 Paperback BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts On Sale Date:January 28, 2020
    $19.99 CAD 5 x 7.8 x 0.6 in | 0.5 lb | 288 pages Carton Quantity:64 BBC Books
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      THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

      'Where do you come from? It's one of the most basic human questions of all. But there is another question, which might sound a wee bit similar but is actually very different: What do you come from? And, let me tell you, that question can take you all sorts of strange places...'

      In Made in Scotland, legendary comic and national treasure Billy Connolly returns to his roots, reflecting on his life, his homeland and what it means – then and now – to be Scottish.

      Full of Billy's distinctive humour, Made in Scotland is a hilarious and heartfelt love letter to the place and the people that made him.
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      Sir William Connolly, CBE is a much-loved Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. Billy was born and raised in Glasgow and now lives in America.
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    9780789324795 Hardcover PHOTOGRAPHY / Photoessays & Documentaries On Sale Date:March 26, 2013
    $35.00 CAD 12.5 x 9.25 x 0.65 in | 2.25 lb | 132 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y Universe
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      Breathtaking photography captures the soul and passion of this spectacular land of bagpipes, heather, thistle, and tartans. This enchanting collection of images celebrates Scotland’s world-famous vistas—the lofty highlands, placid lochs, and misty glens, the picturesque villages, the vibrant cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the ancient castles, the breathtaking pastoral scenes, as well as the people who take pride in it all. An outstanding gift or souvenir, Spectacular Scotland brings the best of this wonderful country into sharp focus. This is a magnificent collection of 150 color photographs by some of Scotland’s best landscape photographers.
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      James Gracie, a Scot born and bred, is a distinguished travel writer who has written many guidebooks about his native country. He is a regular contributor of travel- and heritage-related features to several national newspapers and magazines, including The Glasgow Herald, Daily Record, Scots Magazine, The Highlander, and Scottish Field.
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      “Within these pages, you’ll find bucolic Highland panoramas dotted with sheep and portraits of castles—some of which, [author, Gracie] concedes, are “so much the better” for existing in a state of “romantic ruin.” But there’s a sense of balance at work: Edinburgh may be showcased on one page as a city paved with antiquated cobblestones while on the next it’s revealed as a contemporary capital—animated by its vibrant citizens.” ~Metrosource
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    Scotland A Concise History Magnus Linklater, Fitzroy Maclean
    9780500294727 Paperback HISTORY / Europe On Sale Date:June 11, 2019
    $22.95 CAD 5.1 x 7.78 x 0.57 in | 0.48 lb | 224 pages Carton Quantity:72 Canadian Rights: Y Thames and Hudson
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      A highly readable account that disentangles the complex threads of the history of Scotland from its beginnings to the present.

      Bringing the story of Scotland up to date, this revised fifth edition of Fitzroy Maclean’s classic work includes additional chapters by distinguished journalist Magnus Linklater. Linklater examines how the new Scottish parliament has fared and discusses significant events, such as devolution and the transfer of taxation rights from Westminster, the release of the Lockerbie bomber, and the fallout from the 2008 global financial crash. This edition also touches on the independence referendum, the future of the United Kingdom now that the Scottish National Party is in power, and Britain’s impending exit from the European Union.

      Written with wit and scholarship, Scotland presents a highly readable account that disentangles the complex history of Scotland from its beginnings to the present. This book offers a rich record of Scotland’s art, politics, intellectual life, and national identity.

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      Magnus Linklater writes regularly for The Scotsman and The Times and was a contributor to The Great Cities in History.

      Fitzroy Maclean held important posts in the British diplomatic service, armed forces, and government. His books include Highlanders: A History of the Highland Clans.
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    9781786637871 Paperback HISTORY / Europe On Sale Date:September 25, 2018
    $25.95 CAD 5.08 x 7.8 x 1.22 in | 0.99 lb Carton Quantity:32 Canadian Rights: Y Verso
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      A People’s History of Scotland looks beyond the kings and queens, the battles and bloody defeats of the past. It captures the history that matters today, stories of freedom fighters, suffragettes, the workers of Red Clydeside, and the hardship and protest of the treacherous Thatcher era.

      With riveting storytelling, Chris Bambery recounts the struggles for nationhood. He charts the lives of Scots who changed the world, as well as those who fought for the cause of ordinary people at home, from the poets Robbie Burns and Hugh MacDiarmid to campaigners such as John Maclean and Helen Crawfurd.

      This is a passionate cry for more than just independence but also for a nation
      based on social justice.
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      Chris Bambery is a writer, broadcaster, TV producer and founding member of the International Socialist Group in Scotland. For many years he was the Secretary of the British Socialist Worker Party. He is the author of Scotland: Class and Nation (1999), A Rebel's Guide to Gramsci (2006), The Second World War: A Marxist History (2013).
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      “Splendid … The careful social and economic analysis in A People’s History of Scotland offers a close reading of the rise and fall of industry and mining, resulting in consequences which were scarcely cheerful.”
      —Paul Buhle, Monthly Review

      “Offers a Scottish version of E. P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class.”
      Scotsman"

      “Readable, committed and making excellent use of poetry and song to illustrate the fight for social justice across the centuries, Bambery’s book is as concerned with Scotland’s future as with its past. It should be welcomed by everyone involved today in building on the historical struggles for freedom.”
      —Neil Davidson, author of Discovering the Scottish Revolution
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    9783791347622 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date:November 14, 2014
    $72.00 CAD 9.5 x 11 x 1.25 in | 0.48 lb | 340 pages Carton Quantity:6 Canadian Rights: Y Prestel
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      This enlightening, lavishly illustrated architectural and historical tour explores the unique flavor of Scotland’s great houses. Written from a perspective that is at once personal and scholarly, this unique book examines Scotland’s distinctive country-house architecture. Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, drawings and plans, the book guides the reader through the singular features of Scottish noble homes: the stately setting, the balanced facade, the formal appointments and fashionable furnishings, explaining how each was achieved. Architectural historian Charles Wemyss investigates the aspirations of the Scottish nobility and explores the underlying reasons for such a multitude of castles: Scotland’s close cultural relationship with France and northern Europe, the military origins of the nobility and the vital role of the Scottish Treasury. The book also profiles the country’s leading architects: William Bruce, James Smith, William Adam and his celebrated sons, John, Robert, and James. Utterly engaging as well as informative, this book brings a fresh dimension to the study of Scotland’s country houses, placing their achievement in the context of the country’s economic, political, and social history.
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      "Engaging and informative, this book brings a fresh dimension to the study of Scotland's country houses in the context of the country's economic, political, and social history."

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    Highland Living Landscape, Style, and Traditions of Scotland Lady Cawdor, Stephane Bern, Franck Ferrand, Guillaume De Laubier
    9782080301338 Hardcover HOUSE & HOME / Decorating & Furnishings On Sale Date:February 16, 2010
    $49.00 CAD 7.77 x 9.73 x 1.05 in | 2.45 lb | 160 pages Carton Quantity:10 Canadian Rights: Y Flammarion
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      An illustrated volume that pays tribute to Scotland’s multifaceted allure, from striking natural landscapes to elegant castle living. The craggy peaks and reflective lochs of the rugged Scottish landscape have inspired writers and travelers for centuries. With its rolling hills and quiet hamlets, Scotland is a patchwork of stunning green valleys and windswept moors, scattered with the stony ruins of ancient abbeys and castle strongholds. From the peat bogs of the Highlands to the ordered elegance of Lady Cawdor’s Castle, stunning photographs capture Scotland’s national treasures. Draw inspiration from cozy interiors that feature handcrafted furniture, tartan accessories, and outdoorsy details such as hunting trophies and painted landscapes. Discover Scotland’s colorful traditions from kilts and bagpipes to whisky and haggis. Follow hunters and their dogs on the lookout for fowl and wade into clear running streams where fly fishers catch the bounty of Scotland’s waterways. Includes an address book for travelers and traditional recipes for those seeking a taste of the Scottish lifestyle at home.
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      Lady Cawdor, an interior decorator, is a former Vogue fashion editor and stylist. Stéphane Bern is known for his portraits of royal families and figures. He is a popular French radio personality. Franck Ferrand has published Bordeaux Châteaux, Jacques Garcia, and a number of historical biographies. Guillaume de Laubier is a lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured in Elle Décoration, Vogue, and A French Country Home.
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    Highland Living Landscape, Style, and Traditions of Scotland Stéphane Bern, Franck Ferrand, Guillaume De Laubier, Dowager Countess Cawdor
    9782080202413 Paperback HOUSE & HOME / Decorating & Furnishings On Sale Date:September 05, 2017
    $25.00 CAD 7.6 x 9.5 x 0.9 in | 1.96 lb | 208 pages Carton Quantity:11 Canadian Rights: Y Flammarion
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      An illustrated volume that pays tribute to Scotland’s multifaceted allure, from striking natural landscapes to elegant castle living. The craggy peaks and reflective lochs of the rugged Scottish landscape have inspired writers and travelers for centuries. With its rolling hills and quiet hamlets, Scotland is a patchwork of stunning green valleys and windswept moors, scattered with the stony ruins of ancient abbeys and castle strongholds. From the peat bogs of the Highlands to the ordered elegance of Lady Cawdor’s Castle, stunning photographs capture Scotland’s national treasures. Draw inspiration from cozy interiors that feature handcrafted furniture, tartan accessories, and outdoorsy details such as hunting trophies and painted landscapes. Discover Scotland’s colorful traditions from kilts and bagpipes to whisky and haggis. Follow hunters and their dogs on the lookout for fowl and wade into clear running streams where fly fishers catch the bounty of Scotland’s waterways. Includes an address book for travelers and traditional recipes for those seeking a taste of the Scottish lifestyle at home.
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      Lady Cawdor, an interior decorator, is a former Vogue fashion editor and stylist. Stéphane Bern is known for his portraits of royal families and figures. He is a popular French radio personality. Franck Ferrand has published Bordeaux Châteaux, Jacques Garcia, and a number of historical biographies. Guillaume de Laubier is a lifestyle photographer. His work has been featured in Elle Décoration, Vogue, and A French Country Home.
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    The Debatable Land The Lost World Between Scotland and England Graham Robb
    9780393357059 Paperback HISTORY / Europe On Sale Date:June 11, 2019
    $23.95 CAD 5.5 x 8.2 x 0.94 in | 0.86 lb | 336 pages Carton Quantity:36 WW Norton
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      "[An] entertaining work of geographical sleuthing.… Surprises abound." —The New Yorker

      An oft-overlooked region lies at the heart of British national history: the Debatable Land. The oldest detectable territorial division in Great Britain, the Debatable Land once served as a buffer between England and Scotland. It was once the bloodiest region in the country, fought over by Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and James V. After most of its population was slaughtered or deported, it became the last part of Great Britain to be brought under the control of the state. Today, its boundaries have vanished from the map and are matters of myth and generational memories. In The Debatable Land, historian Graham Robb recovers the history of this ancient borderland in an exquisite tale that spans Roman, Medieval, and present-day Britain. Rich in detail and epic in scope, The Debatable Land provides a crucial, missing piece in the puzzle of British history.

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      Best-selling author Graham Robb was born in Manchester in 1958 and is a former Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford. He is an acclaimed historian and biographer, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and a Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. He has won the Whitbread Biography Prize and the Heinemann Award for Victor Hugo, as well as the Ondaatje Prize and Duff Cooper Prize for The Discovery of France. His book Parisians was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. He lives on the Anglo-Scottish border.
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      Robb intercuts the past and present, the intimate and the impersonal, to wonderful effect. Few authors write so well about things lost and neglected—or have such sharp ears and eyes for the natural world.—Ian Jack, Guardian

      Revelatory.—Alan Taylor, Literary Review

      It’s a book worth reading… it contains several glories, much fine writing and the odd (very odd) wonder.—Andrew Marr, Sunday Times (UK)

      A detective outing on native soil. Armed with energy, humour, a poet’s eye and a bicycle—all things his fans will be familiar with—Robb probes the received wisdoms of the past… His skill as a writer is to understand, without being fey, the fourth dimension: peeling back the modern landscape to find buried stories.—Times (UK)

      Graham Robb, apart from being a distinguished historian, biographer and literary critic, is one of our most accomplished travel writers.… [He] bicycles with the speed and ferocity of a Scottish reiver through these lost flatlands of history.—Spectator

      An amiably learned, leisurely tour of the land’s history, chinked with anecdotes.—Christian Science Monitor

      Focusing on this one remarkable region, Robb’s two-wheeled perspective and highly observant eye allow him to ruminate through the Celtic, medieval, and present eras with ease; readers are lucky to join him on his enthralling journey.—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

      An imagination-stimulating work in which the past seems to ‘dissolve and reshape itself.’—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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