A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable

A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable

by Ian Crofton
     
 

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This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A - Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. Here Tartan Tories rub shoulders with… See more details below

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This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A - Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. Here Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry girls, the Misery from the Manse exchanges a nod with Stalin's Granny, Thomas the Rhymer and the Wizard of Reay walk hand in hand with Bible John, and the reader is taken for a rollercoaster ride round Caledonia, from Furry Boots City to the Costa Clyde, via the Cold Shoulder of Scotland, the West Lothian Alps and the Reykjavik of the South. The result is a breathtaking and quirky celebration of Scotland, packed with fact and anecdote.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857906373
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
11/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
512
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Ian Crofton is a freelance editor and writer who has worked as a publisher of general reference books for 20 years. He is the coauthor of Brewer’s Britain and Ireland and Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable. He is the former editor in chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia.

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