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Scottish Quotations

by David Ross


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ISBN: 9781780278483
Published: 02 May 2024
Format: Paperback
Extent: 160
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
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About the Book

The Scots have always had a reputation for clarity of thought and also for the vigour with which it is put into words.

This collection spans the entire gamut of a nation's recorded thought and experience from Roman Scotland to the present day. It covers a vast range of subject matter and demonstrates a remarkable variety of moods and tones, from the literary to the colloquial and bawdy. Packed with sharp observation and humour, it sounds other notes too. Meditative, triumphant, tragic, accusing, tender - and often hilarious - it reveals the spirit of Scotland in a truly unique way.

The Author

David Ross

David Ross has written numerous books on aspects of Scottish history and culture, some serious and some less so. His most recent isThe Killing Time, a study of Scotland between the Covenant of 1638 and the Union of 1707. Scottish humour is a particular interest, and he is compiler and editor of the best-selling Awa' an' Bile Yer Heid, an anthology of choice Scottish insults. He is currently working on anthology of Scottish humour from its earliest appearances to the present day.

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