Scottish Women, A Very Peculiar History coming February 2019

Santa and his gift-laden sleigh might not have arrived yet, but we’re already looking ahead to all of the goodies we’ll be delivering to bookshops early next year. The Book House imprint of the Salariya Book Company has two new titles in its celebrated, bestselling Very Peculiar History series coming out in February 2019: Bath and Scottish Women.

Scottish Women, A Very Peculiar History will shine a light on the frequently underappreciated contributions of women to Scottish history, industry and culture since the country’s origins.

Readers can explore the eventful life and awful fate of Mary, Queen of Scots, the discoveries of astronomer and mathematician Mary Fairfax Somerville, and the inspirational story of pioneering socialist MP Jenny Lee, who founded the Open University, among many other brilliant Scottish women.

It features a cover illustration by David Lyttleton, the artist behind The Times’ Kings and Queens of England wall chart and Royal Map of Britain poster, lots of fast-paced and fascinating information, and a timeline.

It is penned by Scottish author Fiona Macdonald, the author of numerous books on historical subjects for adults and children, including our recent bestseller, Royal Weddings, A Very Peculiar History.

Scottish Women is a hardback title, priced £8.99 and a bumper 240 pages – after all, there have been a lot of brilliant women in Scotland’s history who needed to be included!

Very Peculiar History is a series created and designed by David Salariya to look and feel like fine editions from a much-loved library of forgotten books. A curiositorium of quirky, odd and interesting information from our peculiar past. It extends to more than 50 titles, covering subjects as diverse as cities, historical figures, whisky and gardening for readers aged 8 to 80!

You can purchase it on Amazon and at all other good online retailers and physical bookshops.