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Scotland By Edwin Moore

Scotland by Edwin Moore

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A compact cornucopia of fascinating and hilarious revelations about all things Scottish - from monarchs and malts to tartans and Taggart.

Fully revised and updated, including the recent Scottish independence and EU referendums.

Scotland Summary

Scotland: 1,001 Things You Need to Know by Edwin Moore

A compact cornucopia of fascinating and hilarious revelations about all things Scottish - from monarchs and malts to tartans and Taggart.

As the proud possessors of a fiercely independent creative heritage, the Scots were a race apart even before Hadrian built the wall. Scotland has produced an indomitable bunch of fighters, builders, thinkers and drinkers, poets, players and pedagogues that have shaped the course of modern history. Scotland: 1,001 Things You Need To Know is the real McCoy, a comprehensive guide to Caledonia and its remarkable people.

Scotland Reviews

Entertaining and scholarly - he writes like a Scottish Bill Bryson * Dundee Courier *
Edwin Moore's valiant attempt to navigate the more trivial contours of enlightenment and clearances, crown and parliament, dirt and deity. Moore proceeds from a sincere and controversial first principle: Scotland is really a rather pleasant and interesting place... As a work of popular scholarship it's in a different league to the Scottish novelty titles that get stocked next to the bookstore tills * Sunday Times *
A real treat for the serendipitous Scotophile: plunge your hand into this bran-tub and it's hard not to come up with pure malt! * Reginald Hill *
A fascinating look at the history of Scotland... Edwin Moore has collected a thousand important facts about this beautiful country, covering Scottish history and culture, correcting misconceptions, and examining the mysteries of haggis and bagpipes with insight, warmth and impressive attention to detail. * Good Book Guide *
What's the connection between Homer Simpson and Larbert, and why are generations of lawyers grateful to a Paisley snail? Need to know more? Author Edwin Moore has gathered 1000 facts like these about Scotland in a quirky new book. * Scottish Daily Express *

About Edwin Moore

Edwin Moore was for twenty years a senior editor at the Collins Reference division in Glasgow. He is the author of two previous books: Lemmings Don't Leap: 180 Myths, Misconceptions and Urban Legends Exploded (2006) and Brief Encounters: Meetings Between (Mostly) Remarkable People (2007), both published by Chambers Harrap.

Additional information

GOR008194529
9781782395874
1782395873
Scotland: 1,001 Things You Need to Know by Edwin Moore
Used - Like New
Paperback
Atlantic Books
2016-11-03
272
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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