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History

Discover history at your finger tips. While historical fiction allows you to take in the grand sweep of history through the lens of an intimate story, there’s so much that the genre leaves out. The true scale of the passing of time is, more often than not, best addressed in by the greatest of our history writers. We don’t need contrived plots or imagined dialogues between the Greats of our history in order to really delve into the past – all we need is a gifted writer who knows how to breathe life into history through their prose.

 Thankfully, we have all that and more! As one of the larger sections here at East Neuk Books, we pride ourselves in carrying a large stock of history books ranging through all major periods of our nation’s past. Are you looking to do some research on the great clans of old? A great number of our books will help you do just that. Searching for glimpses into Scottish history before and after the Unification with England? No problem! Hoping for a deep dive into the personalities and histories of larger-than-life figures like Robert the Bruce of Mary, Queen of Scots? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

 We live and breathe Scottish history at East Neuk Books, and nothing makes us happier than helping locals rediscover their past. They say that you can’t know the future without knowing the past, and that has never been easier with the flood of great writers and academics doing create research and writing on all periods of our history.

 

So no matter if you’re looking for a glimpse into a particular decade or a brisk tour of the north’s great history, it’s never been simpler to find great volumes or buy history books online. This weekend, curl up with your next fantastic read and get to know the major figures of our history!

The Highland Clearances by John Prebble | Kingdom Books Ltd
The Highland Clearances by John Prebble | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Highland Clearances by John Prebble

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In the terrible aftermath of the moorland battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Following his magnifi...

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March Past by Lord Lovat | Memoir Club
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March Past by Lord Lovat

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March Past by Lord Lovat Brigadier Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat and 4th Baron Lovat, DSO, MC, TD, JP, DL (9 July 1911 in Beaufo...

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Scottish Handwriting 1150-1650 : An Introduction to the Reading of Documents
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Scottish Handwriting 1150-1650 : An Introduction to the Reading of Documents

John Donald Publishers Ltd

Scottish Handwriting 1150-1650 : An Introduction to the Reading of Documents by Grant Simpson (Author) Reading original documents is the only way t...

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Culloden by John Prebble | Vintage Publishing
Culloden by John Prebble | Vintage Publishing
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Culloden by John Prebble

Vintage Publishing

This is the story of ordinary men and women involved in the Jacobite Rebellion, who were described on the gaol registers and regimental rosters of ...

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The Edinburgh History of Scotland: | Kingdom Books Ltd
The Edinburgh History of Scotland: | Kingdom Books Ltd
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The Edinburgh History of Scotland from 1689 to the Present

Edinburgh University Press

The Edinburgh History of Scotland from 1689 to the Present (1977)  by William Ferguson.  Volume  4 of The Edinburgh History of Scotland) series. 

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The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46
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The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

  The Jacobite Rebellion 1745-46 by Gregory Fremont-Barnes (Author) The Jacobite Rebellion was the final attempt of the House of Stuart to re-est...

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Scotland: The Story of a Nation | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Scotland: The Story of a Nation

HarperCollins Publishers

Scotland: The Story of a Nation by Magnus Magnusson A timely and vivid look at Scotland's long and difficult road to nationhood, re-exploring som...

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Flora MacDonald: The Most Loyal Rebel | Kingdom Books Ltd
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Flora MacDonald: The Most Loyal Rebel

Cornerstone

On 28th June 1746, Flora MacDonald and her "maid" Betty Burke, sailed over the sea to Skye. The "maid" was Bonnie Prince Charlie, who was fleeing a...

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