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Rural Portraits

Rural Portraits Author Polly Pullar
ISBN-10 1904078060
Release 2003
Pages 180
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Portrays in words and pictures every breed of native Scottish farm animal. The essence of rural life, its people, places and unsurpassed landscapes This magnificient journey around every breed of Scottish native farm animal portrays in words and pictures, the essence of rural life. Full of anecdotal humour and a deep feeling for the countryside. The vivid images of landscape and the sights and sounds of nature are frequently stunning and perfectly complimented by the detailed illustrations of internationally renowned wildlife artist Keith Brockie. 67 pages of b/w illustrations and 57 pages of full colour.



Dogs of the Shepherds

Dogs of the Shepherds Author David Hancock
ISBN-10 9781847978097
Release 2014-08-31
Pages 240
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Dogs of the Shepherds is a book for all those who admire the most valuable of all the working dogs, the pastoral breeds: sheepdogs, cattle dogs and flock protection dogs, the indispensable farmer's servants and companion dogs for thousands of proud dog-owners across the globe. Painstakingly researched and packed with information, this book is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a reflective review of the pastoral dogs' contribution to the working and companion dog scene. It is a searching examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Essential reading for all those with an interest in these handsome and quite admirable dogs, and lavishly illustrated throughout.



Scottish Bird News

Scottish Bird News Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924101453243
Release 1996
Pages
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Scottish Bird News has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Scottish Bird News also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Scottish Bird News book for free.



Better Late Than Never

Better Late Than Never Author Jack Berry
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215536280
Release 2009
Pages 256
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In 2003, Jack Berry set the ambitious target of GBP 30,000 for the Berry's fund-raising barbeque in aid of The Injured Jockey's Fund (IJF). Better Late Than Never tells the story, in Jack's own inimitable style, of how that figure was not only reached but doubled. Crammed with stories from Jack's extraordinary life, and, as ever, with no punches pulled, it will delight the fans of his previous three books and win many new admirers. It was Jack's vision that led directly to the IJF's first capital venture, Oaksey House, in Lambourn, the building of which has just been completed. The proceeds of Better Late Than Never have been dedicated by Jack to the Injured Jockey's Fund to be put towards the Oaksey House in the North. Jack Berry's life in racing, from bone-breaking journeyman jockey (47 winners, 46 fractures in twelve years) to record-breaking trainer is one of the legends of the modern Turf. But even at the height of his phenomenal training career Jack never stopped working for the cause that was closest to his heart, the Injured Jockey's Fund.



The Garden

The Garden Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924089453439
Release 2003
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The Shepherd s Life

The Shepherd s Life Author James Rebanks
ISBN-10 9781250060259
Release 2015-05-12
Pages 304
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"It's bloody marvelous." - Helen Macdonald, New York Times bestselling author of H IS FOR HAWK The Instant #1 International Bestseller Some people's lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks' isn't. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, his family have lived and worked in the Lake District of Northern England for generations, further back than recorded history. It's a part of the world known mainly for its romantic descriptions by Wordsworth and the much loved illustrated children's books of Beatrix Potter. But James' world is quite different. His way of life is ordered by the seasons and the work they demand. It hasn't changed for hundreds of years: sending the sheep to the fells in the summer and making the hay; the autumn fairs where the flocks are replenished; the grueling toil of winter when the sheep must be kept alive, and the light-headedness that comes with spring, as the lambs are born and the sheep get ready to return to the hills and valleys. The Shepherd's Life the story of a deep-rooted attachment to place, modern dispatches from an ancient landscape that describe a way of life that is little noticed and yet has profoundly shaped the landscape over time. In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd's year, offering a unique account of rural life and a fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost. It is a story of working lives, the people around him, his childhood, his parents and grandparents, a people who exist and endure even as the culture - of the Lake District, and of farming - changes around them. Many memoirs are of people working desperately hard to leave a place. This is the story of someone trying desperately hard to stay.



The Outrun A Memoir

The Outrun  A Memoir Author Amy Liptrot
ISBN-10 9780393609004
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 304
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“The Outrun will no doubt sit alongside . . . Helen Macdonald’s H Is for Hawk—the sheer sensuality of Liptrot’s prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best.”—New Statesman When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London. Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney’s wildlife—puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings—and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey toward recovery from addiction. The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind, and the moon to restore life and renew hope. A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016 Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller New Statesman Book of the Year



Call the Nurse

Call the Nurse Author Mary J MacLeod
ISBN-10 9781611459173
Release 2013-04-04
Pages 320
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Tired of the pace and noise of life near London and longing for a better place to raise their young children, Mary J. MacLeod and her husband encountered their dream while vacationing on a remote island in the Scottish Hebrides. Enthralled by its windswept beauty, they soon were the proud owners of a near-derelict croft house—a farmer’s stone cottage—on “a small acre” of land. Mary assumed duties as the island’s district nurse. Call the Nurse is her account of the enchanted years she and her family spent there, coming to know its folk as both patients and friends. In anecdotes that are by turns funny, sad, moving, and tragic, she recalls them all, the crofters and their laird, the boatmen and tradesmen, young lovers and forbidding churchmen. Against the old-fashioned island culture and the grandeur of mountain and sea unfold indelible stories: a young woman carried through snow for airlift to the hospital; a rescue by boat; the marriage of a gentle giant and the island beauty; a ghostly encounter; the shocking discovery of a woman in chains; the flames of a heather fire at night; an unexploded bomb from World War II; and the joyful, tipsy celebration of a ceilidh. Gaelic fortitude meets a nurse’s compassion in these wonderful true stories from rural Scotland.



Fauna Scotica

Fauna Scotica Author Mary Low
ISBN-10 1841585610
Release 2012
Pages 288
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Scotland boasts a huge and diverse range of wildlife. This informative and beautifully illustrated book is the most complete companion to Scottish animals available. Themed around various habitats (mountain; bog and moor; woods; lochs and rivers; croft and farm; sea and seashore; urban), and including material on mythical beasts, it features a wealth of information on hundreds of species. As well as descriptions and biological information, the text is interspersed with much detail – historical, folklore, anecdotal and even culinary – which offers fascinating insights into the role of animals in our cultural life and the way man has interacted with them over a period of thousands of years.There are also details of all the main Scottish conservation bodies and Scotland’s major nature reserves, as well as information of the Wildlife and Countryside Act.



Keith Shackleton

Keith Shackleton Author Keith Shackleton
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924086632696
Release 1998-01
Pages 144
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Keith Shackleton has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Keith Shackleton also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Keith Shackleton book for free.



A Companion to the Victorian Novel

A Companion to the Victorian Novel Author Patrick Brantlinger
ISBN-10 9780470997208
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 528
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The Companion to the Victorian Novel provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published between 1837 and 1901. Provides contextual and critical information about the entire range of British fiction published during the Victorian period. Explains issues such as Victorian religions, class structure, and Darwinism to those who are unfamiliar with them. Comprises original, accessible chapters written by renowned and emerging scholars in the field of Victorian studies. Ideal for students and researchers seeking up-to-the-minute coverage of contexts and trends, or as a starting point for a survey course.



Off Kilter

Off Kilter Author Hannah Reed
ISBN-10 9781101613986
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 304
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National bestselling author Hannah Reed brings mystery lovers the first in a brand-new series, in which a young writer finds herself swept up in a murder amidst the glens and lochs of the Scottish Highlands… After the recent death of her mother and the dissolution of her marriage, thirty-something Eden Elliott is seriously in need of a fresh start. At the urging of her best friend, bestselling author Ami Pederson, Eden decides to embark on an open-ended trip to the picturesque village of Glenkillen in the Scottish Highlands, to do some hands-on research for a book of her own. But almost as soon as Eden arrives in the quaint town, she gets caught up in a very real drama… The town’s sheep shearer is found murdered—clipped with his own shears—and the locals suspect Vicki MacBride, an outsider whose father’s recent death left her the surprise heir to his lucrative sheep farm. Eden refuses to believe the affable heiress is a murderer, but can she prove that someone is out to frame her new friend before she finds herself on the receiving end of more shear terror?



Dancing with Ospreys

Dancing with Ospreys Author Polly Pullar
ISBN-10 0954066901
Release 2001
Pages 58
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Dancing with Ospreys has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dancing with Ospreys also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dancing with Ospreys book for free.



Further Afield

Further Afield Author Polly Pullar
ISBN-10 1904078109
Release 2004-04
Pages 144
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Further Afield, is a beautiful, unusual collection of photographs depicting Polly Pullar's fascination with the countryside in all its aspects. The diverse chapters illustrate her deep passion and seeing eyes for subjects ranging from the monumental sea stacs of remote St Kilda, to the tiniest details of back-lit floral studies. Polly's sensitivity and artistry shines in each varied image, her tangible affinity with nature apparent throughout. Wildlife subjects include chapters on the Bass Rock, the Isle of May, and the Orcadian Islands, North Ronaldsay. Many other creatures have been taken closer to home. There are amusing views of goats, sheep, ponies, dogs and a wealth of other animals, from deer to owls and domestic fowls. The relationship between the photographer and her subjects will delight. The book's design has been completed by the author's teenage son, Freddy, and shows great creativity with its stunninglayouts. This charming book will appeal to all ages



Sunset Song

Sunset Song Author Lewis Grassic Gibbon
ISBN-10 9780141905341
Release 2007-08-30
Pages 336
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH Young Chris Guthrie lives a brutal life in the harsh landscape of northern Scotland, torn between her passion for the land, duty to her family and her love of books. When her mother, broken by repeated childbirths, takes her own life and poisons her two youngest children, Chris is left with her father to run the farm on her own. Soon she is alone, and for the first time can choose how to spend her life. But as the First World War begins, everything changes, and the young men leave Scotland for battle. The first in Gibbon's classic trilogy A Scot's Quair, Sunset Song is infused with local vernacular, and innovatively blends Scots and English in an intense description of Scottish life in the early twentieth century.



Northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages c AD 600 1150

Northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages  c AD 600   1150 Author Christopher Loveluck
ISBN-10 9781107470828
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 504
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Christopher Loveluck's study explores the transformation of Northwest Europe (primarily Britain, France and Belgium) from the era of the first post-Roman 'European Union' under the Carolingian Frankish kings to the so-called 'feudal' age, between c. AD 600 and 1150. During these centuries radical changes occurred in the organisation of the rural world. Towns and complex communities of artisans and merchant-traders emerged and networks of contact between northern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle and Far East were redefined, with long-lasting consequences into the present day. Loveluck provides the most comprehensive comparative analysis of the rural and urban archaeological remains in this area for twenty-five years. Supported by evidence from architecture, relics, manuscript illuminations and texts, this book explains how the power and intentions of elites were confronted by the aspirations and actions of the diverse rural peasantry, artisans and merchants, producing both intended and unforeseen social changes.



National Identity Popular Culture and Everyday Life

National Identity  Popular Culture and Everyday Life Author Tim Edensor
ISBN-10 9781350030282
Release 2016-12-08
Pages 224
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The Millennium Dome, Braveheart and Rolls Royce cars. How do cultural icons reproduce and transform a sense of national identity? How does national identity vary across time and space, how is it contested, and what has been the impact of globalization upon national identity and culture?This book examines how national identity is represented, performed, spatialized and materialized through popular culture and in everyday life. National identity is revealed to be inherent in the things we often take for granted - from landscapes and eating habits, to tourism, cinema and music. Our specific experience of car ownership and motoring can enhance a sense of belonging, whilst Hollywood blockbusters and national exhibitions provide contexts for the ongoing, and often contested, process of national identity formation. These and a wealth of other cultural forms and practices are explored, with examples drawn from Scotland, the UK as a whole, India and Mauritius. This book addresses the considerable neglect of popular cultures in recent studies of nationalism and contributes to debates on the relationship between 'high' and 'low' culture.