Keywords: scotland

Hidden River

Hidden River


Adrian McKinty

ISBN: 9781847655127
Year of publication: 2015

Hidden River by Adrian Mckinty O Arjuna. Why give in to this shameful weakness You who would be the terror of thine enemies. Bhagavad Gita 2:3 The Author Adrian McKinty was born and grew up in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, at the height of the Troubles. He studied politics at Oxford University and after a failed law career he moved to New York City in the early 1990s. He found work as a security guard, postman, door-to-door salesman, construction worker, barman, rugby coach, book-store clerk ...

Keywords: Scotland
Unknown Scotland

Unknown Scotland


Stephen Wilson

ISBN: 9785834603276
Year of publication: 2008

Stephen Wilson Unknown Scotland Authors Note I fully accept responsibility for any mistakes in the text whether factual or technical. Ive tried to consistently observe the most accepted spelling of terms. It is important to understand that certain words can be spelt in different ways. This makes the life of editors, translators and writers highly problematic. One example might be the custom of running the braize. In other districts of Scotland youll find the spelling brace and brooze. Which one ...

Keywords: bagpipe Celtic culture English Gaelic history kilt language Robert Burns Scotland whisky
The Tapestried Chamber, and Death of the Laird's Jock

The Tapestried Chamber, and Death of the Laird's Jock


Walter Scott

ISBN:
Year of publication: 1999

THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION. This is another little story from The Keepsake of 1828. It was told to me many years ago by the late Miss Anna Seward, who, among other accomplishments that rendered her an amusing inmate in a country house, had that of recounting narratives of this sort with very considerable effectmuch greater, indeed, than any one would be apt to guess from the style of her written performances. There are hours and moods when most people are not ...

Keywords: 1771-1832 Ghost stories Scotland -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Scott Sir Walter
The Fair Maid of Perth or St. Valentine's Day

The Fair Maid of Perth or St. Valentine's Day


Walter Scott

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH or ST. VALENTINES DAY By Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTORY. The ashes here of murderd kings Beneath my footsteps sleep And yonder lies the scene of death, Where Mary learnd to weep. CAPTAIN MARJORIBANKS. Every quarter of Edinburgh has its own peculiar boast, so that the city together combines within its precincts, if you take the word of the inhabitants on the subject, as much of historical interest as of natural beauty. Our claims in behalf of the Canongate are not the ...

Keywords: 1390-1406 -- Fiction Historical fiction Merchants -- Fiction Nobility -- Fiction Perth (Scotland) -- Fiction Scotland -- History -- Robert III Social classes -- Fiction
The Bride of Lammermoor

The Bride of Lammermoor


Walter Scott

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION TO THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR THE Author, on a former occasion, declined giving the real source from which he drew the tragic subject of this history, because, though occurring at a distant period, it might possibly be unpleasing to the feelings of the descendants of the parties. But as he finds an account of the circumstances given in the Notes to Laws Memorials, by his ingenious friend, Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, Esq., and also indicated ...

Keywords: Arranged marriage -- Fiction Historical fiction Love stories Psychological fiction Scotland -- Fiction Women murderers -- Fiction
Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift

Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift


Jennifer Ashley

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Year of publication: 0

A Mackenzie Family Christmas: The Perfect Gift by Jennifer Ashley Book 4.5 of Highland Pleasures Chapter One December 1884 Ian Mackenzie hated funerals. He especially hated dour, overly long funerals that dragged family and friends out to the side of a damp grave in the middle of a Scottish December, wind coming off the hills to chill the bone. The only warmth was Beth, standing at his side like a bright flame. She wore a dark gray frock trimmed with black, in keeping with the solemn occasion, ...

Keywords: christmas england hogmanay ming scotland victorian
Old Mortality, Complete

Old Mortality, Complete


Sir Walter Scott

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

OLD MORTALITY by Sir Walter Scott EDITORS INTRODUCTION TO OLD MORTALITY. The origin of Old Mortality, perhaps the best of Scotts historical romances, is well known. In May, 1816, Mr. Joseph Train, the gauger from Galloway, breakfasted with Scott in Castle Street. He brought gifts in his hand,a relic of Rob Roy, and a parcel of traditions. Among these was a letter from Mr. Broadfoot, schoolmaster in Pennington, who facetiously signed himself Clashbottom. To cleish, or clash, is to flog, in Scots. ...

Keywords: 1679 -- Fiction Battle of Bothwell Bridge Historical fiction Scotland Scotland -- History -- 1660-1688 -- Fiction War stories
Guy Mannering or The Astrologer

Guy Mannering or The Astrologer


Walter Scott

ISBN:
Year of publication: 2004

GUY MANNERING OR THE ASTROLOGER By Sir Walter Scott VOLUME I Tis said that words and signs have power Oer sprites in planetary hour But scarce I praise their venturous part Who tamper with such dangerous art. Lay of the Last Minstrel. INTRODUCTION The Novel or Romance of Waverley made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the Author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject and the manner in which ...

Keywords: Scotland ― Social life and customs ― 18th century
Chronicles of the Canongate

Chronicles of the Canongate


Walter Scott

ISBN:
Year of publication: 0

CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE. By Sir Walter Scott, Bart. INTRODUCTION TO CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE. The preceding volume of this Collection concluded the last of the pieces originally published under the NOMINIS UMBRA of The Author of Waverley and the circumstances which rendered it impossible for the writer to continue longer in the possession of his incognito were communicated in 1827, in the Introduction to the first series of Chronicles of the Canongate, consisting besides a biographical ...

Keywords: Scotland -- Social life and customs -- Fiction Scots -- Foreign countries -- Fiction
The Heir

The Heir


Johanna Lindsay

ISBN: 9780380793341
Year of publication: 2001

THE HEIR JOHANNA LINDSEY For Alex and smiles that melt the heart Chapter One They stared out the window at the bleak, winter-touched garden where the girl walked. It was small, though the town house was large and in a fashionable area of Londonthere simply wasnt much land available to any of the houses along the block, to devote to a country look. Lady Mary Reid, their hostess, had done well with her small section of garden, when most of her neighbors didnt bother with other than grass. And ...

Keywords: Betrothal Fiction General Historical Inheritance and Succession Love stories Regency Romance Sagas Scotland
Blackstone's pursuits

Blackstone's pursuits


Quintin Jardine

ISBN: 9780747254607
Year of publication: 1996

Quintin Jardine Blackstones Pursuits In which I stare death in the face, Uncle Hughie swamps the Yellow Peril, and McArse and I meet our match Being a Private Enquiry Agent isnt all its cracked up to be. In fact, there are some days when it cracks me up. And this was going to be one of those days, all right. Quite a few of the people Im sent to interview start out by being difficult. Many of them have a two-word vocabulary if you know what I mean. Its as if they blame me for their wives having ...

Keywords: Scotland