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Folktales & traditions
About the Book
Proverbs, once described as ‘the wisdom of many and the wit of one’, offer unique insights the way of life and the social mores of past generations.
This book features an introduction which explores the role of proverbs in Scottish culture and over 1,000 proverbs arranged in easily accessible A–Z format. Many have been commonly used for hundreds of years, but modern sayings are also included. The addition of a comprehensive glossary will help you fully appreciate these colourful and often humorous nuggets of wisdom and advice.
Jock’s a mislear’d imp, but ye’re a rum deil
Jock may be mischievous, but he’s well behaved by your standards
The fish that sooms in a dub will aye taste o’ mud
You can never change your upbringing
When ye can suit yer shanks to my shoon, ye may speak
Don’t speak about me until you’ve been in a similar situation yourself
E-Book | Pub: 01 Nov 2011£7.99
Vibrating with endeavours for Britain’s effort against the might of Nazi Germany, Clydebank was – in hindsight – an obvious target for the attentions of the Luftwaffe. When, on the evening of 13 March 1941, the authorities first detected...
Paperback | Pub: 26 Jul 2010£9.99
In 1743, according to legend, the last wolf in Scotland was killed by a huntsman near Inverness. At the time the extinction of wolves in Scotland was celebrated. But since then deer have multiplied in the Highlands, destroying the vegetation on...
Paperback | Pub: 08 Mar 2018£7.99
It takes a lot to get under the skin of Cornelius ‘Fatty O’Leary, but then there is a lot of skin to get under. The heroically proportioned Fatty can normally take life as it comes. Right at home in easy-going Fayetteville, Arkansas, he...
Paperback | Pub: 25 May 2018£9.99
One of the greatest travellers in Scotland, Martin Martin was also a native Gaelic speaker. This text offers his narrative of his journey around the Western Isles, and a mine of information on custom, tradition and life. Martin Martin’s wrote...