The Pocket Book of Scottish Quotations

The Pocket Book of Scottish Quotations

by David Ross
     
 

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The Scots have always had a reputation for clarity of thought and the vigor with which it is put into words, and this wide-ranging collection of quotations by Scots and about Scots spans the entire gamut of a nation’s recorded thought and experience from Calgacus in 84 AD to Annabel Goldie in 2011. It covers a vast range of subjects and demonstrates a

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The Scots have always had a reputation for clarity of thought and the vigor with which it is put into words, and this wide-ranging collection of quotations by Scots and about Scots spans the entire gamut of a nation’s recorded thought and experience from Calgacus in 84 AD to Annabel Goldie in 2011. It covers a vast range of subjects and demonstrates a remarkable variety of moods and tones, from the literary to the colloquial and bawdy. Packed with sharp observation and humor, it reveals the spirit of Scotland in a truly unique way.

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"A wonderfully comprehensive tribute to the whip-lashing qualities of the sharp Scots tongue . . . a right royal read."  —Herald

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780270876
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Edition description:
New
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 3.50(d)

Meet the Author

David Ross is the author of numerous books on aspects of Scottish history and culture, including The Killing Time, and the editor of the bestselling Awa’ an’ Bile Yer Heid, an anthology of choice Scottish insults.

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