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.
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**
Release on 2005 | by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer,Richard Ormond
Landseer in the Highlands
Author: Sir Edwin Henry Landseer,Richard Ormond
Sir Edwin Landseer (1802-1873) was the greatest British animal painter of the nineteenth century, and for his contemporaries the greatest artist of the age. The secret of his success lay in his ability to invest the natural world with feeling and imagination, allied to brilliant descriptive powers. Landseer was born in 1802, the son of the author and engraver, John Landseer, and his wife, Jane Potts. A child prodigy, he first exhibited animal studies at the Royal Academy in 1815, when he was just thirteen. By the time of his first visit to Scotland in 1824, he had already made a name for himself with works like Fighting Dogs Getting Wind and Alpine Mastiffs Reanimating a Distressed Traveller. Scotland became an inspiration for his finest works. In his paintings he caught the spirit of what it was that attracted visitors to Scotland: the wildness and splendour of the landscape, the sense of space and solitude, and the spectacle of nature red in tooth and claw. Landseer's enthusiasm for the Highlands extended to the Highlanders themselves, whose simple lives and rugged characters he so admired. His superbly detailed scenes capture the very essence and texture of Highland life and contribute to a Romantic vision of Scotland that is still with us today. In 1840, at the height of his powers, Landseer suffered a severe mental breakdown, and his later years were to be clouded by bouts of instability. In spite of this handicap, his imaginative powers showed no signs of deterioration. On the contrary, he produced some of his most memorable and moving images in the period after 1840, among them his great deer pictures. His heroic stags exhibit strength, courage, fearlessness, defiance, loyalty and endurance and none more so than the aptly named The Monarch of the Glen. Often the victims of man, they also offer inspiration to him in their character as free and sovereign creatures of the high hills - a counterpoint to the sturdy independence and bravery of the British people. SELLING POINTS: The only book currently available on this artist Accompanies a major exhibition in the Royal Scottish Academy Building in Edinburgh Richard Ormond and Christopher Smout are prolific and highly esteemed writers Extensive press and media coverage anticipated Lavishly illustrated, many works never before reproduced One of the most iconic and best loved images being used in all marketing material and on the cover of the book 143 illustrations
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.
Based on its predecessor, Short Walks in the Cairngorms, and companion to Hill Walks in the Cairngorms (2005), this book is a clear and comprehensive guide to some of the easier, level walks in 'Monarch of the Glen Country'. The problems posed by the closure of the Cairngorm chairlift, and consequently the restricted access to the mountains, are dealt with effectively by this informative and varied guide.
Includes Inverness, Fort William, Glen Coe & Ullapool
Author: Alan Murphy
Pubpsher: Footprint Travel Guides
The Northwest Highlands is the Scotland of mist-shrouded glens, towering mountain peaks, windswept purple heather hillsides and brooding lochs. Explore this mysterious land with the aid of Footprint Focus, which will guide you to the best of the Northwest Highlands’ accommodation, restaurants, tours, and tips on spotting the Loch Ness Monster. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around the Northwest Highlands • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from dolphin cruises to mountain hiking. • Detailed maps for the Northwest Highlands. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Northwest Highlands of Scotland (Includes Inverness, Fort William, Glen Coe, Wester Ross & Ullapool) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of Scotland’s most wild and exhilarating region. The content of the Footprint Focus Northwest Highlands of Scotland (Includes Inverness, Fort William, Glen Coe & Ullapool) guide has been extracted from the Scotland Highlands and Islands Footprint Handbook.
United by a perfect chilling atmosphere and graceful literary style, these ghostly stories range from the horror of vampires, homicidal ghosts and monstrous spectral worms and slugs (appearing in the classic "Negotium Perambulans" and "And No Bird Sings") to the satire of humorous tales that poke fun at charlatan mediums and fake seances ("Spinach" and "Mr Tilly's Seance"). This new edition brings together E.F. Benson's greatest stories, making this the one book that no fan of Benson's or of things spectral can afford to miss.
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.
Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural, and military life of Europe. This book provides a better understanding of modern Europe, how it came to be what it is, and where it may be going in the future.
R. H. Tawney was the most influential theorist and exponent of socialism in Britain in the 20th century and also a leading historian. Based on papers deposited at the London School of Economics including a collection of personal material previously held by his family, this book provides the first detailed biography. Lawrence Goldman shows that to understand Tawney's work it is necessary to understand his life. This biography takes a broadly chronological approach, and uses this framework to examine major themes, including Tawney's political thought and historical writings. Tawney was the most representative of Labour's intellectuals as well as the most influential, and the contradictions he embodied are evident in the general history of British socialism.