Synopses & Reviews
"The history may be hidden, but it's there if you look --- and it's well worth finding."
---Daily Mail (Scotland) Scottish history isn't just about Robert Burns and Braveheart. In fact, it's far more complex than some might think. In Curious Scotland, journalist George Rosie digs deeper into Scotland's past, unearthing some of the lesser known but more surprising details, including:
· Who was behind the military's "Operation Vegetarian"?
· What became of the Glasgow Frankenstein?
· Why do Scots always spit on a certain Edinburgh street?
· And how did John Ross become the greatest Cherokee chieftain?
Rosie answers these and other questions, illuminating corners of Scottish lore that have never been explored before. With a dry wit and unflagging curiosity, he shows us that Scotland's history is full of far stranger stuff than your average plate of haggis.
"A must-read for all those who want to find out what this country is really made of."
---Scotland on Sunday
About the Author
"Rosie is one of Scotland's most versatile and talented men of letters." --- Literary Review (UK) George Rosie is an award-winning journalist, playwright, and television documentary maker. His books include The British in Vietnam: How the Tweny-five year war began and Death's Enemy: The Pilgrimage of Victor Frankenstein. A play, Carlucco and the Queen of Hearts, won several awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He lives in Edinburgh.