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The Monarch Of The Glen

Author : Compton Mackenzie
ISBN : 9781473522190
Genre : Fiction
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Chester Royde, an American millionaire, travels to Scotland with his new bride Carrie and sister Myrtle, to find out more about Carrie's Scottish ancestry. Their new 'relatives' turn out to be a little more authentically Scottish than they bargained for. Ben Nevis, Laird of Glenbogle Castle, is fiercely protective of his lands and the Macdonald clan spirit, but being cash-strapped he's not above attempts to marry heiress Myrtle to one of his many brawny sons. But then a group of hikers stumble onto his moor and spoil a day's hunting, sparking all-out war between gentry and commoners.
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The Monarch Of The Glen

Author : Neil Gaiman
ISBN : 9781472246660
Genre : Fiction
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The Monarch of the Glen by bestselling storytelling legend Neil Gaiman is American Gods world novella that will thrill Games of Thrones devotees and Terry Pratchett fans alike. 'Original, engrossing, an endlessly entertaining' George R.R Martin on American Gods He was not sure what he had been looking for. He only knew that he had not found it. Shadow Moon has been away from America for nearly two years. His nights are broken with dangerous dreams. Sometimes he almost believes he doesn't care if he ever returns home. In the Highlands of Scotland, where the sky is pale white and it feels as remote as any place can possibly be, the beautiful and the wealthy gather at a grand old house in the glen. And when the strange local doctor offers him work at the party, Shadow is intrigued. He knows there is no good reason for him to be there. So what do they want with him? **Also available in Fragile Things. Please note this is a black and white ebook**
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The Monarch Of The Glen

Author : Christopher Baker
ISBN : 1911054171
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- Explores the fascinating and complicated history of the iconic painting, The Monarch of the Glen, and contributes to the debates it continues to stimulate - Extensive recent press coverage around the painting's acquisition for the nation by the National Galleries of Scotland - Publication of the book will coincide with the painting's tour to four Scottish venues in late 2017 and early 2018 (Inverness, Perth, Paisley and Kirkcudbright) The Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer (1802 1873) is one of the most celebrated paintings of the nineteenth century. It was acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland in 2017. In this new book, the first to focus in detail on this iconic picture, Christopher Baker explores its complex and fascinating history. He places Landseer's work in the context of the artist's meteoric career, considers the circumstances of its high-profile commission and its extraordinary subsequent reputation. When so much Victorian art fell out of fashion, Landseer's Monarch took on a new role as marketing image, bringing it global recognition. It also inspired the work of many other artists, ranging from Sir Bernard Partridge and Ronald Searle to Sir Peter Blake and Peter Saville. Today the picture has an intriguing status, being seen by some as a splendid celebration of Scotland's natural wonders and by others as an archaic trophy. This publication will make a significant contribution to the debates that it continues to stimulate. The painting will tour to four Scottish venues in late 2017 and early 2018 (Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, 6 October - 19 November 2017; Perth Museum and Art Gallery, 25 November 2017 - 14 January 2018; Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, 20 January - 11 March 2018; Kirkcudbright Galleries, 25 March - 12 May 2018).

The Other Monarch Of The Glen

Author : Peter Kerr
ISBN : 0957658680
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A QUIRKY CALEDONIAN CAPER - from the bestselling author of Snowball Oranges... Lord Strathsporran, the chinless-wonder laird of a Highland estate, plays host to a motley mix of international house guests who are paying sweetly to join him on a grouse-shoot. Fortune favours the devious when the seriously skint laird and two of his visitors juggle their disparate skills to pull off what promises to be an extremely lucrative scam. But lucrative for whom? Chicanery stalks the turrets of Strathsporran Castle. But who's conning who? An already complicated scenario is compounded by furtive flirtations crossing social barriers more eagerly than a prudent grouse would wing it off the moor at dawn on the Glorious Twelfth. And there's even a sighting of at least one Loch Ness Monster when the tangled threads of this offbeat drama finally unravel.

From Tartan To Tartanry

Author : Ian Brown
ISBN : 9780748664658
Genre : History
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Draws together contributions from the leading researchers to provide a contemporary evaluation of tartan and tartanry.
Category: History

The American Gods Quartet

Author : Neil Gaiman
ISBN : 9781472271440
Genre : Fiction
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Collected together for the first time, the extraordinary American Gods quartet from bestselling author and master storyteller Neil Gaiman. Award-winning, internationally acclaimed, beloved by readers everywhere and now an Emmy-nominated Amazon Prime TV series, this epic world is perfect for fans of His Dark Materials, Game of Thrones and Terry Pratchett. 'Original, engrossing and endlessly inventive' George R.R. Martin 'Gaiman is god in the universe of story' Stephen Fry Step into a kaleidoscopic world where gods walk among us, and prepare to believe. Embark on a meandering road trip which is part thriller, part murder mystery, part romance - and everything in between. What did people first believe when they came to America? And what happened to the myths they believed in? Two novels and two novellas from storytelling genius Neil Gaiman: AMERICAN GODS. ANANSI BOYS. THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN. BLACK DOG. Praise for Neil Gaiman: 'Gaiman's achievement is to make the fantasy world seem true' The Times 'Gaiman is, simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we are lucky to have him' Stephen King 'Fantasy rooted in the darkest corners of reality' Independent on Sunday 'In prose that dances and dazzles, Gaiman describes the indescribable' Susanna Clarke 'One of the best fabulists of our age' Financial Times 'A rich imagination . . . and an ability to tackle large themes' Philip Pullman 'His mind is a dark, fathomless ocean, and every time I sink into it, this world fades, replaced by one far more terrible and beautiful in which I will happily drown' New York Times Book Review 'Neil Gaiman is a star. He constructs stories like some demented cook might make a wedding cake, building layer upon layer, including all kinds of sweet and sour in the mix' Clive Barker
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Dictionary Of Real People And Places In Fiction

Author : M.C. Rintoul
ISBN : 9781136119408
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Fascinating and comprehensive in scope, the Dictionary of Real People and Places in Fiction is a valuable source for both students and teachers of literature, and for those interested in locating the facts behind the fiction they read. In a single, scholarly volume, it provides intriguing insight into the real identity of people and places in the novels of over 300 American and British authors published in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Category: Literary Criticism

Fragile Things

Author : Neil Gaiman
ISBN : 9780755379941
Genre : Fiction
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Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author Neil Gaiman's collection of extraordinary short stories featuring How to Talk to Girls at Parties, soon to be a major film release starring Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning and Alex Sharp. From the author American Gods, now a major TV series for Amazon Prime Video, Fragile Things shows one of the world's most gifted storytellers at the height of his powers. Let me tell you stories of the months of the year, of ghosts and heartbreak, of dread and desire. Or after-hours drinking and unanswered phones, of good deeds and bad days, of trusting wolves and how to talk to girls at parties. There are stories within stories, whispered in the quiet of the night, shouted above the roar of the day, and played out between lovers and enemies, strangers and friends. But all, all are fragile things made of just 26 letters arranged and rearranged to form tales and imaginings which will dazzle your senses, haunt your imagination and move you to the very depths of your soul.
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Genome Mapping And Genomics In Domestic Animals

Author : Noelle E. Cockett
ISBN : 9783540738350
Genre : Science
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Genomics research on animals has generated huge databases and several new concepts and strategies, which are used to elucidate origin, evolution and phylogeny of species. Genetic and physical maps of genomes give details on chromosomal location, function, expression and regulation of genes. The series Genome Mapping and Genomics in Animals provides comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on genomic research on selected animal systems contributed by leading scientists from around the world. This volume offers information on gene mapping and genomics research in domesticated and farmed animals including cattle, water buffalo, sheep, deer, poultry, turkeys, rabbits, dogs and pigs. While the genome maps for some species are very limited, full genome sequences are available for cattle, chickens and dogs. Genomic research contributes to the identification of genetic regions that control the functionality and well-being of animals. Several farmed species are also used as models for biomedical studies.
Category: Science

Heritage Film

Author : Belén Vidal
ISBN : 9780231850049
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical debates around the heritage film, from its controversial status in British cinema of the 1980s to its expansion into a versatile international genre in the 1990s and 2000s. This study explores the heritage film in light of questions of national identity in film and television, industry and funding, and history, gender and representation. Using a wide range of examples and including an in-depth analysis of three case studies – Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Joyeux Noël (2005) and The Queen (2006) – this book presents the heritage film as a thriving phenomenon at the centre of contemporary European cinema.
Category: Performing Arts