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Scotland: 1,000 Things You Need to Know

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A compact cornucopia of fascinating and hilarious revelations about all things Scottish—from monarchs and malts to tartans and Trainspotting
 
Covering all the need-to-knows, from bagpipes to Billy Connolly, this collection is the real McCoy, a comprehensive guide to Caledonia and its remarkable people. As the proud possessors of a fiercely independent creative heritage, the Scots were a race apart even before Hadrian built the wall. Scotland has produced an indomitable bunch of fighters, builders, thinkers and drinkers, poets, players, and pedagogues that have shaped the course of modern history. Edwin Moore has gathered together more than 1,000 facts about its monarchs, heroes, and rogues; battles, scandals, and great trials; food and (of course) drink; legends, folklore, and sports—for starters—and presents them here in easily digestible, scone-sized portions. This is the perfect gift for anyone curious about the connection between Homer Simpson and small Scottish town Larbert, or about whether both Barack Obama and John McCain can really be descended from a Scottish Lion.

About the Author

Edwin Moore was a Collins Reference senior editor for 20 years. He is the author of Brief Encounters: Meetings Between (Mostly) Remarkable People and Lemmings Don't Leap: 180 Myths, Misconceptions and Urban Legends Exploded.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843548669
Author:
Moore, Edwin
Publisher:
Atlantic Books (UK)
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Western Civilization-Historical Reference
Subject:
Great britain
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.57 lb

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Scotland
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Historical Reference
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Scotland and Wales
Science and Mathematics » Mathematics » History
Travel » Travel Writing » General

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