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Scottish History Without the Boring Bits

by Ian Crofton

£12.99

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ISBN: 9781780276106
Published: 06 Jun 2019
Format: Hardback
Extent: 224
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
History / Humour
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About the Book

As an antidote to more sober accounts of Scotland’s history, Ian Crofon offers a colourful chronology of the eccentric, the infamous, the bawdy, the horrific and the hilarious people and events that have spattered across the pages of our nation’s story.

From the Royal High School riot to Marocco the Wonder Horse, from the War of the One-Eyed Woman to the MP cleared of stealing his ex-mistress’s knickers, Scottish History Without the Boring Bits includes a host of little-known tales that you won’t find in more conventional works of history.

Ian Crofton’s alternative history of Scotland looks at the country’s seedy underbelly with a quizzical eye.


The Author

Ian Crofton

Ian Crofton has written a wide range of non-fiction books, including a number that look at the quirkier aspects of history and other subjects, including History without the Boring Bits, Science Without the Boring Bits, and A Curious History of Food and Drink. Born in Edinburgh, he studied at the University of Sussex before working as an editor at Collins in Glasgow. He now works freelance.

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