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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Wordsworth C&hellip by Robert Tressell
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Although this book is a classic, I had never heard of it until someone recommended it to me. Couldn't put it down, it both enthralled and enraged. Having been written in the early 1900s the grinding poverty and starvation in an age of no Welfare State is something that most of us in the UK have never known, but the system that created that poverty is still with us and as we see that system slowly, but surely, trying to return to the days when working people had no rights and constantly lived on the edge of starvation, it is easy to empathise with the characters. The most striking thing about the book, is how it is so easy to recognise amongst ones acquaintances and work colleagues people… Read more
Winter Tales by George Mackay Brown
Winter Tales by George Mackay Brown
An assortment of short stories that transport the reader to a time long gone and a way of life that has almost disappeared. George Mackay Brown's writing is poetical and his knowledge of his topics and love of his Island are ever evident. This book leaves the reader feeling nostalgic for a life that none of us born mid 20th century or later can ever know.
Orkney and Shetland (Exploring Scotland's Heritage&hellip by Royal Commission on th&hellip
Orkney and Shetland (Exploring Scotland's Heritage) by Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The book is a little dated both in style and photographs, but still gives an interesting summary of most of the historical and archaeological sites. If you are planning on a visit to Orkney or Shetland and have not been before, it may be worth a read before you go, or may even be worth taking the book with you to ensure that you don't miss anything.

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