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Posted October 19, 2002
A well-rounded travel book with all the trimmings
Mr. McCullough is a fine travel writer. I absolutely liked how he mixes history and present day by making hilarious comparisons. It is a very lough-out-loud, then-take-seriously depiction of what Scotland is really like. He is a very personable writer, and by mixing in with the locals (and sometimes not), the author digs up local culture and even invites the reader to take a sneak a peek at the most private of the Scottish and their pecularities (even a town scandal!). Note, his whole purpose of this book is to follow in the footsteps of Andrew Morton 70 years after traveler Morton documented a different Scotland--and obviously taking some detours in the process. For the reader who loves Scottish history and culture, or for those who are traveling there, then this is an excellent book! (Or if you simply like to hear some tales of pubs and drunk Scots then it serves that purpose as well!) Also, as an American, I enjoyed the author's Canadian perspective.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.