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A Stranger Came Ashore

Author : Mollie Hunter
ISBN : 9781782500865
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Finn Learson staggers out of a stormy sea into a village on the Shetland Isles, he brings a secret with him. While the other villagers are enchanted by the stranger, Robbie suspects he's hiding something. Haunted by tales of the Selkie Folk, Robbie sees the clues everywhere -- the strange coin, the missing ship, Finn's love for Robbie's sister and her golden hair. But can Robbie convince the others in time to save his sister?

The Desperate Journey

Author : Kathleen Fidler
ISBN : 9781782500902
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Twins Kirsty and David Murray are forced to leave their crofting home in the north of Scotland, and struggle to cope with life in Glasgow, where the work is hard and dangerous. Then comes a chance for a new adventure on a ship bound for Canada. Will they survive the treacherous Atlantic crossing, and what will they find in the strange new land? The Desperate Journey is Kathleen Fidler's best-known story, a true Scottish classic whose thrilling plot will keep children gripped till the end.

The Kelpie S Pearls

Author : Mollie Hunter
ISBN : 0862414431
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Morag Macleod lives on the hill above Loch Ness. Everyone thinks she is a witch because of the strange things that have happened since she went to see the monster rise. Everyone believes it was she who managed to raise Nessie. Only Torquil, who lives behind Morag's cottage, knows better.

The Oxford Companion To Children S Literature

Author : Daniel Hahn
ISBN : 9780199695140
Genre : Literary Collections
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The last thirty years have witnessed one of the most fertile periods in the history of children's books. A fascinating reference guide to the world of children's literature, this volume covers every genre from fairy tales to chapbooks; school stories to science fiction; comics to children's hymns

The Spanish Letters

Author : Mollie Hunter
ISBN : 0863154123
Genre : Edinburgh (Scotland)
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Can Jamie, a young caddie (messenger-boy), help Macey, the English spy, to thwart a Spanish plan to invade England and Scotland? Their perilous adventures take them through the streets and passageways of sixteenth century Edinburgh to a breathtaking conclusion.

The Hill Of The Red Fox

Author : Allan Campbell McLean
ISBN : 9781782500872
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It is the time of the Cold War. Soviet spies are feared, and secrets are traded. People disappear. Thirteen-year-old Alasdair, living in London, knows nothing of this world. He can't wait to start his long summer holiday on the Isle of Skye, away from his mother and aunt. But things don't go quite as planned. On the journey, a stranger gives him a mysterious note before jumping from the train. Worse still, he instantly mistrusts sinister Murdo Beaton, with whom he's staying. Gradually adjusting to crofting life, Alasdair is not prepared for the web of danger and espionage that unfolds around him.

The Edinburgh History Of The Book In Scotland Professionalism And Diversity 1880 2000

Author : Bill Bell
ISBN : UOM:39015076196008
Genre : History
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This volume covers issues including the professionalisation of publishing, its scale, technological developments, the role of the state, including the library service, the institutional structure of the book in Scotland, industrial relations, union activity and organisation, women and the Scottish book, and the economics of publishing.

A Stranger Shore

Author : Betty Greenway
ISBN : 0810834693
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines over thirty of Mollie Hunter's fantasies, historical novels, realistic novels of modern life, and nonfiction essays on writing for children. In this book, Greenway offers the first full-length study of the works of Mollie Hunter.

The People Of The Sea

Author : David Thomson
ISBN : 9781847674593
Genre : Fiction
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Introduced by Seamus Heaney. David Thomson?s travels in the Gaelic world of the Hebrides and the west coast of Ireland brought him into contact with a people whose association with the sea and its fertile lore runs deep. They told of men rescued by seals in stormy seas, of babies suckled by seal-mothers, and of men who took seal-women for wives ? stories centuries old, handed down to them by their forefathers. These mysterious and fascinating legends retain their spell-binding enchantment through the luminous quality of David Thomson?s prose. From an early age, he was fascinated by the mysterious interaction between man and the sea. In the Selkie legends he found the perfect expression of a Celtic world where truth and fiction intertwine, and his book is a window onto that vanished world. ?The People of the Sea survives not as a period piece but as a poetic achievement . . . readers will be carried away on successive waves of pleasure . . . these stories have an irresistible holistic beauty.? Seamus Heaney ?A splendid resurrection of a life that has almost vanished.? Daily Telegraph ?I know of few books which so ably open a window on the Gaelic scene today or which so faithfully reflect the mind, vigour and courtesy of its people . . . Pounds on the imagination like surf on a reef.? Observer

Waterstone S Guide To Scottish Books

Author : Nick Rennison
ISBN : 1902603001
Genre : Poetry
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