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  • Location: Japan
  • Author: Matt Alt

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  • Location: Istanbul (Constantinople)
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  • Location: Guadeloupe, Mali
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  • Author: Dinah Jefferies

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  • Location: Northumberland
  • Author: Ann Cleeves

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  • Location: Baltimore
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  • Location: Kent
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  • Book: Cauld Blasts and Clishmaclavers
  • Location: Scotland
  • Author: Robin A Crawford

"“Scotland is a nation of peoples woven together like a tartan or a tweed“. There are more than 150 languages spoken..."

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