Sean Connery : the measure of a man, a new biography by Christopher Bray was amongst the new Scottish interest titles received by the National Library of Scotland this week. This book takes a particular interest in how Sean Connery’s image has changed over the years and examines his enduring superstar status. References to more items about Sean can be found on Scottish Bibliographies Online.
Edinburgh born writer Isla Dewar’s new novel Izzy’s war follows the experiences of a female pilot in the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. Isla is currently based in the East Neuk of Fife and has had a string of bestselling novels since her 1995 debut, Keeping up with Magda.
In Scottish baronial castles 1250-1450 Michael Brown examines the history, design and function of Scottish castles from the medieval period. Amongst the castles described and illustrated are Kildrummy, Tantallon and Caerlaverock. There’s a great deal more information about books, chapters and articles on Scottish castles to be found on Scottish Bibliographies Online.
More recent Scottish political history is the subject of Voting for a Scottish government : the Scottish Parliament election of 2007 by Robert Johns, David Denver, James Mitchell and Charles Pattie. This book explores the reasons why the 2007 Scottish Parliament election was won by the SNP by reference to data from a large scale survey of the Scottish electorate.