Made in Scotland

(Photo credit: Birlinn. Image above shows the title of the book, Made in Scotland: household names that began in Scotland, surrounded by images of Scottish brands including Robertson’s Golden Shred Marmalade, Barr’s Iron Brew, Askit, Lee’s and Dennis the menace from The Beano)   Baxters, Drambuie, Highland Spring, McVitie’s, Mothers Pride, Penguin biscuits, Pringle, Tunnock’s. What […]

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Celtic Opus

(Photo credit: The Official Celtic Opus. Images above show the green leather cover of the book and the clamshell case it is housed in) This giant volume (838 pages edged in silver leaf measuring 52cm x 52cm) tells the inside story of Celtic FC from its formation in 1888, via Jock Stein’s heroes of 1967, […]

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Why not Catch-21?

(Photo credit: Frances Lincoln) (Image above shows the front cover of a book sitting on a book shelf surrounded by other books. The title and author of the book, Why not catch-21? The stories behind the title. Gary Dexter, are shown) Most book titles simply describe the contents of the book they are attached to. […]

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The physics of superheroes

(The physics of superheroes by James Kakalios. Photo credit: Duckworth Overlook) (Image above is designed to look like the front cover of a comic. It shows an image of a masked and caped superhero holding up a sign. The sign is the title of the book: The physics of superheroes. Also on the cover is […]

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Do we need pandas?

(Do we need pandas? by Ken Thompson. Photo credit: Green Books) (Image above shows the title and the name of the author alongside a picture of a panda) Do we need pandas? is a fascinating look at what we do and don’t understand about biodiversity. In his book, author Ken Thompson covers what we know […]

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Museum legs

(Photo credit: Hol Art Books) (Image above shows an illustration of someone lying down in a museum underneath a picture frame, with the title of the book, Museum legs and the authors name) Why do people get bored and tired in art museums and why does that matter? That is the question Amy Whitaker investigates […]

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