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Rebus S Scotland

Author : Ian Rankin
ISBN : 0752852450
Genre : Edinburgh (Scotland)
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This evocative and stunningly produced book highlights the places that inspired the settings for the Inspector Rebus novels. It is the modern-day Scotland that the tourist never sees. The book is part biography of Rebus, revealing how he came into being, who he is, and what his Scotland is like. It is also partly an autobiography of Ian Rankin, explaining where he comes from and what his inspirations are. Beautifully illustrated throughout, with pictures that reflect the text, this is the perfect gift for anyone interested in Scotland or in the novels of Ian Rankin.
Category: Edinburgh (Scotland)

Scotland S Books

Author : Robert Crawford
ISBN : 0199727678
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From Treasure Island to Trainspotting, Scotland's rich literary tradition has influenced writing across centuries and cultures far beyond its borders. Here, for the first time, is a single volume presenting the glories of fifteen centuries of Scottish literature. In Scotland's Books the much loved poet Robert Crawford tells the story of Scottish imaginative writing and its relationship to the country's history. Stretching from the medieval masterpieces of St. Columba's Iona - the earliest surviving Scottish work - to the energetic world of twenty-first-century writing by authors such as Ali Smith and James Kelman, this outstanding account traces the development of literature in Scotland and explores the cultural, linguistic and literary heritage of the nation. It includes extracts from the writing discussed to give a flavor of the original work, and its new research ranges from specially made translations of ancient poems to previously unpublished material from the Scottish Enlightenment and interviews with living writers. Informative and readable, this is the definitive single-volume guide to the marvelous legacy of Scottish literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Beat Goes On The Complete Rebus Stories

Author : Ian Rankin
ISBN : 9781409151586
Genre : Fiction
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There is no detective like DI Rebus - brilliant, irascible and endlessly frustrating both to his friends and his long-suffering bosses. For over two decades he has walked through the dark places of Edinburgh . . . Now Rebus's life is revealed through this complete collection of stories, from his early days as a young DC in 'Dead and Buried' right up to the dramatic, but not quite final, retirement in 'The Very Last Drop'. This is the ultimate Ian Rankin treasure trove - a must for aficionados as well as a superb introduction to anyone looking to experience DI John Rebus, and the dark and twist-filled crimes he has to investigate, for the very first time.
Category: Fiction

Scottish Storytrails

Author : William Steven
ISBN : 9781906000851
Genre : Fiction
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Scotland’s landscape was, and is, unquestionably distinct, as are the renowned writers it has produced. Tobias Smollett was the first Scottish writer to rhapsodise about the beauties of his native land in The Expedition of Humphry Clinker, when his native country was increasingly referred to as North Britain after the Treaty of Union with England in 1707. Sir Walter Scott took up the pen to make the Highlands and Borders world-famous through Rob Roy and many of his other works. The action of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped famously ranges through the Highlands before returning to Edinburgh and the hero of John Buchan’s The Thirty-Nine Steps, Richard Hannay, roams around Galloway and the Borders as he desperately tries to escape his pursuers. Edinburgh’s Old Town is cleverly evoked in The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by Scott’s friend James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, while in more recent times Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Ian Rankin’s crime novels and Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting all portray varying scenes of Edinburgh’s cityscape. Alasdair Gray’s Lanark powerfully evokes Glasgow, second city of the British Empire, industrially deconstructed so much that its artist protagonist feels deracinated. The north-east of Scotland is gloriously evoked in Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Sunset Song, as is the far north in Rowena Farre’s Seal Morning and Neil Gunn’s Highland River, where boy and man have a symbiosis with the landscape that is at times mystical. Sir Compton Mackenzie lightens the tone in picturing the Western Isles in his comic satire Whisky Galore while Iain Banks re-imagines Argyll, Glasgow and points in between in The Crow Road. Great Scottish novelists took their skills and created memorable fictional settings elsewhere, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in London and on Dartmoor in The Hound of the Baskervilles. Kenneth Grahame unforgettably evoked the charms of the River Thames in The Wind in the Willows and Sir James M Barrie created settings for Peter Pan alongside recollections of his native Angus. Scottish Storytrails describes in detail the places where these 17 writers lived and worked, providing a life trail, while the fictional settings of their famous books parallel those places imaginatively, providing a story trail through some of Scotland’s greatest literary landscapes.
Category: Fiction

The Complete Rebus Collection

Author : Ian Rankin
ISBN : 9781409138884
Genre : Fiction
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The career of Scotland's greatest modern detective. '[Rebus is] the most compelling mind in modern crime fiction' Independent Contains: KNOTS AND CROSSES, HIDE AND SEEK, TOOTH AND NAIL, A GOOD HANGING, STRIP JACK, THE BLACK BOOK, MORTAL CAUSES, LET IT BLEED, BLACK AND BLUE, THE HANGING GARDEN, DEAD SOULS, SET IN DARKNESS, THE FALLS, RESURRECTION MEN, A QUESTION OF BLOOD, FLESHMARKET CLOSE, THE NAMING OF THE DEAD, EXIT MUSIC.
Category: Fiction

Scotland In Theory

Author : Eleanor Bell
ISBN : 9042010282
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scotland in Theory offers new ways of reading Scottish texts and culture within the context of an altered political framework and a changing sense of national identity. With the re-establishment of a Parliament in Edinburgh, issues of nationality and nationalism can be looked at afresh. It is timely now to revisit representations of Scottish culture in cinematography and literature, and also to examine aspects of gender, sexuality and ideology that have shaped how Scots have come to understand themselves. Established and younger critics use a variety of theoretical approaches here to catch an authentic sense of a post-modern Scotland in the process of change. Literature and the arts provide radical ways of knowing what Scotland, in theory, could become. The collection will be of interest to teachers and students of Scottish and English literature, literary theory, cultural and media analysis, and the history of ideas. Contributors include Eleanor Bell, Kasia Boddy, Cairns Craig, Thomas Docherty, Christopher Harvie, Ellen Raïssa-Jackson, Willy Maley, Gavin Miller, Tom Nairn, Sarah Neely, Laurence Nicoll, Berthold Schoene, Anne McManus Scriven, A.J.P. Thomson, Ronald Turnbull, Christopher Whyte.
Category: Literary Criticism

10 Great Rebus Novels

Author : Ian Rankin
ISBN : 9781409150800
Genre : Fiction
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A brilliant box set of the first ten Rebus novels. Collection comprises of: Knots & Crosses; Hide & Seek; Tooth & Nail; Strip Jack; The Black Book; Mortal Causes; Let it Bleed; Black & Blue; The Hanging Garden; Dead Souls.
Category: Fiction