Being a Scot

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Although he is an international superstar, Sean Connery still knows the city of Edinburgh practically street by street from delivering the morning milk as a schoolboy. In this vivid and highly personal portrait of Scotland and its achievements, Connery shines a light upon both his own upbringing an the successes and failures of Scotland's long and storied history. Along the way, he strives to answer the trickiest of questions, including How did Scots devise so ...

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Overview

Although he is an international superstar, Sean Connery still knows the city of Edinburgh practically street by street from delivering the morning milk as a schoolboy. In this vivid and highly personal portrait of Scotland and its achievements, Connery shines a light upon both his own upbringing an the successes and failures of Scotland's long and storied history. Along the way, he strives to answer the trickiest of questions, including How did Scots devise so many new sports and games? What gave fire to the Gothic tendency in Scottish literature? Why have so many creatively inventive and influential architects been Scots? Where did Scotland's unreal blend of psychotic humor originate? and What about the national tradition of self-deprecation sometimes called the Scottish cringe? While revealing as never before his own vibrant personal history, Connery offers a correction to common misconceptions surrounding Scottish history and offers an intimate, insider's view of the true nature of Scotland.

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"A detailed, fascinating, and beautifully designed study of Scottish culture and identity . . . there can be no doubt that this is essentially Connery's work."  —Sunday Times

"This long-awaited book is that rare beast: an autobiography that absolutely mirrors its subject . . . valiantly surprising and deeply rewarding."  —Observer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780753826317
  • Publisher: Phoenix
  • Publication date: 2/17/2010
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 7.38 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.97 (d)

Meet the Author

Murray Grigor is a Scottish writer and filmmaker.

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