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BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND 2013 (25 Nov-1Dec): happy reading to you!

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Events, competitions, book lists and more for Book Week Scotland, 25 Nov to 1 Dec 2013. Click on the image for more details!

Book Week Scotland is about celebrating books and reading in every part of Scottish life.

Between 25 November and 1 December 2013, people of all ages and of every walks of life will be able to come together in libraries, schools, community  venues and their work places to share and enjoy books and reading. They will be joined in this celebration by Scotland’s authors, poets, playwrights, storytellers and illustrators to bring a packed programme of free projects and events to life.

Book week Scotland is your occasion to share with lots of people the plasure of good books and reading!

Although based a little south of the Pennines, below are some of our own Scottish titles we thought you might enjoy. Simply click on the image for more details.

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The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery

By Iain Whyte

ISBN: 9780227173893

An insightful investigation of Scotland’s role in the abolition of slavery, focusing on a little-recognised episode in which the Free Church of Scotland became split over the the acceptance of financial aid from the slave states of America.

StoryOfQuakerism 9780718891763The Story of Quakerism in Scotland 1650–1850

By G.B. Burnet

ISBN: 9780718891763

The fascinating and troubled history behind Scottish Quakerism is charted in impressive detail in this pioneering study.

0718819306 Tartans of ScotlandTartans of Scotland

By Ian Scarlett

ISBN: 9780718819309

An illustrated guide to the Scottish tartan, including a brief history of the costume and a comprehensive listing of the major clans and their tartans.

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