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Highland Retreats

Author : Mary Miers
ISBN : 0847844765
Genre : Architecture
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A glimpse inside the jewels of Scottish country houses. The Scottish Highlands are a hugely popular vacation destination and the setting for the richest fantasies of life in the British countryside, and this book is the first to examine the architecture, history, and appeal of the Highlands house. Readers will find breathtaking houses set amid the beautiful landscapes of Scotland, as well as the most authentic decorative use of Scottish tartan, arms, and armor, which have influenced the decoration of country houses worldwide. This book features stunning photographs of Scotland's most remarkable and romantic country houses. Built as seasonal homes, they range from Picturesque cottages ornés and Scotch baronial castles inspired by Queen Victoria's Balmoral, to Arts and Crafts mansions and modern fantasies set among wild mountains and remote glens. A strong element of the book is the shooting lodge, designed to accommodate parties of guests who flock north for the annual sporting season. Images from Country Life and specially commissioned photographs evoke the dramatic settings and arresting detail of these houses, making the book as appealing to decorators and historians as it is to travelers and sportsmen.
Category: Architecture

The Highland Smugglers

Author : James Baillie Fraser
ISBN : NYPL:33433074854179
Genre : Smuggling
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Category: Smuggling

Beacon Lights Of History

Author : John Lord
ISBN : 9781605207186
Genre : History
File Size : 35.85 MB
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First published posthumously in 1902, this collection of the lectures of American historian JOHN LORD (1810-1894) is a charming rummage through 6,000 years of European and American history, exploring the past from "the old pagan civilizations" to modern leaders and cultures on both sides of the Atlantic. This replica edition features all the original illustrations, hard to come by in other recent versions. It will delight both readers of history and lovers of beautiful, classic books. While Volumes 1 through 12 were Lord's work, this one was completed after his death from the author's notes. Volume XIII: "Great Writers" covers: [ Rousseau: socialism and education [ Sir Walter Scott: the modern novel [ Lord Byron: poetic genius [ Shakespeare (by Ralph Waldo Emerson) [ John Milton: poet and patriot [ Alfred (Lord) Tennyson: the spirit of modern poetry [ and more
Category: History

Scotland Highlands Islands Footprint Handbook

Author : Alan Murphy
ISBN : 9781909268623
Genre : Travel
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When the rain stops falling and the mist clears there is no more beautiful place on earth than Scotland’s Highlands and Islands. Footprint’s Scotland Highlands & Islands gives you everything you need to get the most out of Europe’s last great wilderness: the loveliest glens and lochs, the spookiest places, the most evocative castles and most glorious beaches. • Great coverage of all the jaw-dropping scenery including national parks, mountains, castles, glens and lochs. • Comprehensive listings from B&Bs, bothies and baronial castles to where to enjoy a wee dram of malt whiskey • Loaded with information and suggestions on how to get off the beaten track, from puffin-spotting to horse riding • It includes fantastic mapping and inspiring color section to help you plan your way around the vibrant cities, stunning highlands and hundreds of islands. Footprint’s fully updated Scotland Highlands & Islands is packed with all the information you need to get the best out of this breathtaking region.
Category: Travel


Author : Mennonite Church USA.
ISBN : PSU:000060663368
Genre : Mennonites
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The Novels Of Walter Scott And His Literary Relations

Author : A. Monnickendam
ISBN : 9781137276551
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Using a wealth of diverse source material this book comprises an innovative critical study which, for the first time, examines Scott through the filter of his female contemporaries. It not only provides thought-provoking ideas about their handling of, for example, the love-plot, but also produces a different, more sombre Scott.
Category: Literary Criticism