Sunday, March 01, 2009

Historical Handbook Scotland North Fife

The Historical Handbook to Scotland. North Fife has many entries. In alphabetical order and covering 380 pages, integrated between the 260 entries for the Cities, Towns and Villages; are 420 Castles, Palaces and Stately Homes; 70 Cathedrals, Abbeys and Churches; 90 Battles, Rebellions and Invasions and 110 Distilleries and Golf Clubs. Each entry starts with the subject, region and location, and is followed by the historical beginnings, historical developments and a modern day summary. It's size and diversity is likely to appeal to tourists, while it's conciseness and chronological order makes it a useful tool for academics and it's variety with detail will further enrich the sense of history of native Scots. Along with it's very reasonable price relative to the content, the Handbooks size, conciseness and variety encourages the reader to explore more in and outwith the book. The Historical Handbook to Scotland A very good reference book.

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