Clanlands

Clanlands
Author: Sam Heughan,Graham McTavish
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781529342024
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon. Two men. One country. And a lot of whisky. As stars of Outlander, Sam and Graham eat, sleep and breathe the Highlands on this epic road trip around their homeland. They discover that the real thing is even greater than fiction. Clanlands is the story of their journey. Armed with their trusty campervan and a sturdy friendship, these two Scotsmen are on the adventure of a lifetime to explore the majesty of Scotland. A wild ride by boat, kayak, bicycle and motorbike, they travel from coast to loch and peak to valley and delve into Scotland's history and culture, from timeless poetry to bloody warfare. With near-death experiences, many weeks in a confined space together, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Graham and Sam's friendship matures like a fine Scotch. They reflect on their acting careers in film and theatre, find a new awestruck respect for their native country and, as with any good road trip, they even find themselves. Hold onto your kilts... this is Scotland as you've never seen it before.

Clanlands

Clanlands
Author: SAM. MCTAVISH HEUGHAN (GRAHAM.),Graham McTavish
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1529342031
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Release: 2021-06-17
Editor: Hodder Paperbacks
Language: en

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Clanlands

Clanlands
Author: Sam Heughan,Graham McTavish
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781529342024
Available:
Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER With a foreword by Diana Gabaldon. Two men. One country. And a lot of whisky. As stars of Outlander, Sam and Graham eat, sleep and breathe the Highlands on this epic road trip around their homeland. They discover that the real thing is even greater than fiction. Clanlands is the story of their journey. Armed with their trusty campervan and a sturdy friendship, these two Scotsmen are on the adventure of a lifetime to explore the majesty of Scotland. A wild ride by boat, kayak, bicycle and motorbike, they travel from coast to loch and peak to valley and delve into Scotland's history and culture, from timeless poetry to bloody warfare. With near-death experiences, many weeks in a confined space together, and a cast of unforgettable characters, Graham and Sam's friendship matures like a fine Scotch. They reflect on their acting careers in film and theatre, find a new awestruck respect for their native country and, as with any good road trip, they even find themselves. Hold onto your kilts... this is Scotland as you've never seen it before.

The Clanlands Almanac

The Clanlands Almanac
Author: Sam Heughan,Graham McTavish
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1529372186
Available:
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A seasonal meander through the wilds of Scotland.'If Clanlands was a gentle road trip through Scotland, this almanac is a top down, pedal to the metal up and down odyssey through the many byways of a Scottish year. An invitation to anyone who picks up the book to join us on a crazy camper van exploration over 12 glorious, whisky fuelled months. Mountains, battles, famous (and infamous) Scots, the alarming competitiveness of Men in Kilts, clans, feuds, flora, fauna, with a healthy sprinkling of embarrassing personal reminiscences thrown in. Much is explored, all is shared. It is a camper van cornucopia of all things Alba'.From First Footing to Samhain, Fringe Festival follies to whisky lore, Sam & Graham guide readers through a year of Scottish legends, traditions, historical and contemporary events, sharing personal stories and tips as only these two chalk-and-cheese friends can.As entertaining as it is practical, The Clanlands Almanac is a light-hearted education in Scottish history and culture, told through the eyes of two passionate Scotsmen. The perfect escapist guide, The Clanlands Almanac is intended as a starting point for your own Scottish discoveries.

The Clanlands Almanac

The Clanlands Almanac
Author: Sam Heughan,Graham McTavish
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1529372151
Available:
Release: 2021-11-09
Editor: Mobius
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A seasonal meander through the wilds of Scotland. 'If Clanlands was a gentle road trip through Scotland, this almanac is a top down, pedal to the metal up and down odyssey through the many byways of a Scottish year. An invitation to anyone who picks up the book to join us on a crazy camper van exploration over 12 glorious, whisky fuelled months. Mountains, battles, famous (and infamous) Scots, the alarming competitiveness of Men in Kilts, clans, feuds, flora, fauna, with a healthy sprinkling of embarrassing personal reminiscences thrown in. Much is explored, all is shared. It is a camper van cornucopia of all things Alba'. From First Footing to Samhain, Fringe Festival follies to whisky lore, Sam & Graham guide readers through a year of Scottish legends, traditions, historical and contemporary events, sharing personal stories and tips as only these two chalk-and-cheese friends can. As entertaining as it is practical, The Clanlands Almanac is a light-hearted education in Scottish history and culture, told through the eyes of two passionate Scotsmen. The perfect escapist guide, The Clanlands Almanac is intended as a starting point for your own Scottish discoveries.

Summary of Sam Heughan Graham McTavish s Clanlands

Summary of Sam Heughan   Graham McTavish s Clanlands
Author: Swift Reads
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-01-05
Editor: Swift Books LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Buy now to get the insights from Sam Heughan & Graham McTavish's Clanlands. Sample Insights: 1) Scottish actors Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish set off on a journey together to discover the real Scotland and what it means to be Scottish. Their goal was to learn more about six of the main Highland clans and meet as many interesting people as possible. 2) Their way into Scottish history was through its clans. There is a saying, “Scotland was born fighting,” and feuding is something that the Highland clans have turned into an art form. Venetians have their glass, Persians have their rugs, and the Scots have their feuds.

Clanlands

Clanlands
Author: University Press
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9798695494006
Available:
Release: 2020-10-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

University Press returns with another short and captivating book - a brief history of Scotland. Replete with its whisky, kilts, bagpipes, and castles, Scotland is an enchanting country with a rich history, extraordinary culture, and striking scenery. Ever since the first humans arrived more than 12,000 years ago, Scotland has attracted immigrants, assimilated cultures, spawned clans, and fought fiercely for political, philosophical, and economic independence. Scotland: from hunting and gathering, to the Neolithic Revolution, to the visits of ancient Greek explorers, to Roman invasions, to the arrival of Christianity, to Viking raids, to the evolution of the clans, to the Scottish monarchy, to William Wallace, to Scottish independence, to the Scottish Renaissance, to Mary, Queen of Scots, to the Scottish Enlightenment, to the Industrial Revolution, to the First and Second World Wars, to the referendum on Scottish Independence. This short book peels back the veil and provides a brief glimpse into the gut-wrenching, heart-warming, grief-inducing, awe-inspiring history of the Scottish clanlands - a glimpse that you can read in about an hour.

Outlander s Guide to Scotland

Outlander s Guide to Scotland
Author: Phoebe Taplin
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9781841658230
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Release: 2018-10-26
Editor: Pitkin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"It s beautifully presented, the text is light and informative, and the print quality of the book is top-notch."

The Making of Outlander The Series

The Making of Outlander  The Series
Author: Tara Bennett
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780525622239
Available:
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

See how the story of Jamie Frasier and Claire Beauchamp Randall comes to life on the screen with this official, photo-filled companion to the third and fourth seasons of the hit Starz television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander novels. From its very first episode, the Outlander TV series transported its viewers back in time, taking us inside the world of Diana Gabaldon’s beloved series. From the Scottish Highlands, to the courts of Versailles, to the shores of America, Jamie and Claire’s epic adventure is captured in gorgeous detail. Now, travel even deeper into the world of Outlander with this must-have insider guide from New York Times bestselling author and television critic Tara Bennett. Picking up where The Making of Outlander: Seasons One & Two left off, this lavishly illustrated collectors’ item covers seasons three and four, bringing readers behind the scenes and straight onto the set of the show. You’ll find exclusive interviews with cast members, including detailed conversations with Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan (on-screen couple and real-life friends), as well as the writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more whose hard work and cinematic magic brings the world of Outlander to life on the screen. Every page features gorgeous photographs of the cast, costumes, and set design, including both official cast photography and never-before-seen candids from on set. The Making of Outlander: Seasons Three & Four is the perfect gift for the Sassenach in your life—and the only way to survive a Droughtlander!

There s Always the Hills

There s Always the Hills
Author: Cameron McNeish
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781910985960
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Release: 2018-02-15
Editor: Sandstone Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From his home in the Cairngorms of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors. In this long-awaited autobiography, he candidly recalls the ups and downs of a full life, much of it in the public eye, much of it until now unseen.

Journeying in MacDougall Country

Journeying in MacDougall Country
Author: Walter Macdougall
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780615177892
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Release: 2008-01
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Walk the glens and hills of the highlands with Walter Marshall Macdougall, enthusiastic tourist, investigative researcher, and spirited Highlander. With kinsfolk and friends, including the 30th Chief of Clan MacDougall, he traces the historical and cultural roads of the clan throughout the ancient territory of Somerled. After years of studying clan history and corresponding with Scottish kin, the author's dream of journeying to MacDougall Country became a reality. In Journeying in MacDougall Country, his journal notes and sketches are supplemented with maps, historical notes, and geographical information to form a unique illustrated travel guide for all who wish to explore this country and its people. "This beautifully written book should give tremendous pleasure to many." ~ Coline MacDougall of MacDougall, 30th Chief."A delight in store for many and a 'must read' for MacDougall clansfolk." ~ Morag MacDougall of MacDougall, 31st Chief.

Scotland in Photographs

Scotland in Photographs
Author: Shahbaz Majeed
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781445666228
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Release: 2017-05-15
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning collection of images showcasing Scotland in all its glory.

Virgins An Outlander Novella

Virgins  An Outlander Novella
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780385689342
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Release: 2016-04-11
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A young Jamie Fraser learns what it really means to become a man in this Outlander prequel novella. Featuring all the trademark suspense, adventure, and history of Diana Gabaldon's #1 bestselling novels and the Showcase original series, Virgins is now available for the first time as a standalone ebook. Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds; both have good reason to stay out of Scotland; and both are still virgins, despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue. But Jamie's love life becomes infinitely more complicated--and dangerous--when fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor's beautiful grand-daughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-be--but they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they're truly dealing with. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander “Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber “Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager “Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn “A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross “The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes “Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood

Outlander Kitchen

Outlander Kitchen
Author: Theresa Carle-Sanders
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781101967584
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Release: 2016-06-14
Editor: Delacorte Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Take a bite out of Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling Outlander novels, the inspiration for the hit Starz series, with this immersive official cookbook from OutlanderKitchen founder Theresa Carle-Sanders! “If you thought Scottish cuisine was all porridge and haggis washed down with a good swally of whiskey, Outlander Kitchen’s here to prove you wrong.”—Entertainment Weekly Claire Beauchamp Randall’s incredible journey from postwar Britain to eighteenth-century Scotland and France is a feast for all five senses, and taste is no exception. From Claire’s first lonely bowl of porridge at Castle Leoch to the decadent roast beef served after her hasty wedding to Highland warrior Jamie Fraser, from gypsy stew and jam tarts to fried chicken and buttermilk drop biscuits, there are enough mouth-watering meals along the way to whet the appetite of even the most demanding palate. Now professional chef and founder of OutlanderKitchen.com Theresa Carle-Sanders offers up this extraordinary cuisine for your table. Featuring more than one hundred recipes, Outlander Kitchen retells Claire and Jamie’s incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond. Yet amateur chefs need not fear: These doable, delectable recipes have been updated for today’s modern kitchens. Here are just a few of the dishes that will keep the world of Outlander on your mind morning, noon, and nicht: • Breakfast: Yeasted Buckwheat Pancakes; A Coddled Egg for Duncan; Bacon, Asparagus, and Wild Mushroom Omelette • Appetizers: Cheese Savories; Rolls with Pigeons and Truffles; Beer-Battered Corn Fritters • Soups & Stocks: Cock-a-Leekie Soup; Murphy’s Beef Broth; Drunken Mock-Turtle Soup • Mains: Peppery Oyster Stew; Slow-Cooked Chicken Fricassee; Conspirators’ Cassoulet • Sides: Auld Ian’s Buttered Leeks; Matchstick Cold-Oil Fries; Honey-Roasted Butternut Squash • Bread & Baking: Pumpkin Seed and Herb Oatcakes; Fiona’s Cinnamon Scones; Jocasta’s Auld Country Bannocks • Sweets & Desserts: Black Jack Randall’s Dark Chocolate Lavender Fudge; Warm Almond Pastry with Father Anselm; Banoffee Trifle at River Run With gorgeous photographs and plenty of extras—including cocktails, condiments, and preserves—Outlander Kitchen is an entertainment experience to savor, a wide-ranging culinary crash course, and a time machine all rolled into one. Forget bon appétit. As the Scots say, ith do leòr!

Come by the Hills

Come by the Hills
Author: Cameron McNeish
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781913207298
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Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Sandstone Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Come by The Hills follows Cameron McNeish’s popular 2018 memoir, There’s Always the Hills, and celebrates his life on the Scottish hills, his many friendships with hill-goers, writers, broadcasters and active people of all kinds.

Outlander

Outlander
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 896
ISBN: 9780385674676
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Release: 2010-12-22
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 992
ISBN: 9780385674690
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Release: 2010-12-17
Editor: Anchor Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Eagerly anticipated by her legions of fans, this sixth novel in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander saga is a masterpiece of historical fiction from one of the most popular authors of our time. Since the initial publication of Outlander fifteen years ago, Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga has won the hearts of readers the world over — and sold more than twelve million books. Now, A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire. The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest. With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence — with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

The Best of Me

The Best of Me
Author: David Sedaris
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780316628259
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Little, Brown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Genius… It is miraculous to read these pieces… You must read The Best of Me.” —Andrew Sean Greer, New York Times Book Review A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice A CNN and Christian Science Monitor Best Book of the Month For more than twenty-five years, David Sedaris has been carving out a unique literary space, virtually creating his own genre. A Sedaris story may seem confessional, but is also highly attuned to the world outside. It opens our eyes to what is at absurd and moving about our daily existence. And it is almost impossible to read without laughing. Now, for the first time collected in one volume, the author brings us his funniest and most memorable work. In these stories, Sedaris shops for rare taxidermy, hitchhikes with a lady quadriplegic, and spits a lozenge into a fellow traveler’s lap. He drowns a mouse in a bucket, struggles to say “give it to me” in five languages, and hand-feeds a carnivorous bird. But if all you expect to find in Sedaris’s work is the deft and sharply observed comedy for which he became renowned, you may be surprised to discover that his words bring more warmth than mockery, more fellow-feeling than derision. Nowhere is this clearer than in his writing about his loved ones. In these pages, Sedaris explores falling in love and staying together, recognizing his own aging not in the mirror but in the faces of his siblings, losing one parent and coming to terms—at long last—with the other. Taken together, the stories in TheBest of Me reveal the wonder and delight Sedaris takes in the surprises life brings him. No experience, he sees, is quite as he expected—it’s often harder, more fraught, and certainly weirder—but sometimes it is also much richer and more wonderful. Full of joy, generosity, and the incisive humor that has led David Sedaris to be called “the funniest man alive” (Time Out New York), The Best of Me spans a career spent watching and learning and laughing—quite often at himself—and invites readers deep into the world of one of the most brilliant and original writers of our time.

The Fiery Trial

The Fiery Trial
Author: Cassandra Clare,Maureen Johnson
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9781481443210
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Simon and Clary reunite as they witness a Parabatai ceremony…and discuss their own plans to be bonded. One of ten adventures in Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy. Simon and Clary act as witnesses to the parabatai ceremony of Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn…and discuss their own parabatai plans in this precursor to The Dark Artifices. This standalone e-only short story follows the adventures of Simon Lewis, star of the #1 New York Times bestselling series, The Mortal Instruments, as he trains to become a Shadowhunter. Tales from the Shadowhunter Academy features characters from Cassandra Clare’s Mortal Instruments, Infernal Devices, and the upcoming Dark Artifices and Last Hours series. The Fiery Trial is written by Cassandra Clare and Maureen Johnson. Read more of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunter Chronicles in The Infernal Devices, The Mortal Instruments, and The Bane Chronicles.

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780385689564
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories. Over the course of her Outlander novels, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has created a spellbinding, brilliantly imagined world. Now, in Seven Stones to Stand or Fall, she gathers a magnificent collection of short fiction—including two never-before-published novellas—all extending the story of Outlander in thrilling new directions. This riveting, romantic collection includes: "Besieged" (original novella), "Survival" (original novella), "Virgins," "The Space Between," "Lord John and the Plague of Zombies," "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" and "The Custom of the Army." Filling in mesmerizing chapters in the lives of characters readers have followed over the course of thousands of pages, Gabaldon's genius is on full display throughout this must-have collection.