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Wee Folk Tales In Scots Don­ald Smith Smith’s se­lec­tion of tales, all in­volv­ing Scotland’s fairies or “wee folk”, is a lively re-telling in Scots that can ap­peal to adults and chil­dren alike. His prose is ac­com­pa­nied by il­lus­tra­tions by An­nalis Salis. £7.99 Luath A-Z Of Ed­in­burgh Lisa Sib­bald “A” is for Arthur’s Seat and “Z” is for Zep­pelin, re­fer­ring to the 1916 Ger­man raid on the city. There is, of course, much more in be­tween and is fully il­lus­trated with pho­tog­ra­phy by Tracy Deakin. £14.99 Am­ber­ley The Chil­dren Of Midgard Siob­han Clark A Norse saga set in the Western Isles where two Norse kings bat­tle for supremacy. Glas­gow au­thor Clark con­jures up a tale of sus­pense and an­other bat­tle – tri­umph over de­spair. £12.69 Ama­zon Span­ning The Gaps Anne-mary Pater­son De­scrib­ing the con­struc­tion of High­land rail­way bridges and viaducts, some cross­ing mi­nor burns, oth­ers like the struc­ture at Cul­lo­den. Il­lus­tra­tions mix con­tem­po­rary and mod­ern. £16 High­land Rail­way So­ci­ety

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