- books that are not anti-Scotland (though not necessarily pro-Scotland either, Scotland-neutral is just fine)
- books that don’t gloss over less savoury aspects of Scottish history
- books that are not written by David Starkey (I have Starkey issues)
- books that are interesting, informative and enjoyable to read
Hopefully, you are currently thinking of a book; if so, then I am looking forward to your recommendation(s). If not, then I still thank you for taking the time to read this request.