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    I Never Knew That About Scotland (Hardback) By (author) Christopher Winn

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    DescriptionBestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on the ultimate journey around Scotland. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland's wild and romantic shores, to experience what inspired the country's powerful literature and towering castles, and to tread in the footsteps of her villains and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life. You will discover the story of the original 'sweetheart', John Balliol, whose embalmed heart is buried beside his devoted wife Devorgilla at Sweetheart Abbey in Kirkcudbrightshire. In Aberdeen you will find the only granite cathedral in the world. And you will hear the haunting echo of the Bear Gates of Traquair House in Peeblesshire were slammed shut when Bonnie Prince Charlie left Scotland in 1746 - legend has it that they will never be re-opened until a Stuart King once more sits on the throne. This beautifully illustrated treasure trove of interesting facts about the history of Scotland is the perfect gift, and will act as an eye-opening guide to this thrilling, alluring and ever-bewitching country.


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    Title
    I Never Knew That About Scotland
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 143 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 486 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091910242
    ISBN 10: 0091910242
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: WTM, WQH
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET090
    Ingram Theme: CULT/IRELND
    BISAC V2.8: HIS018000
    DC22: 941.1
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009100
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: WTM, WDKX, WQH
    Illustrations note
    B/W ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    23 October 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Christopher Winn's first book was the bestselling I Never Knew That About England. Volumes on Ireland, Scotland, Wales, London, the English, Irish and Scottish followed and he has recently published books on the Lake District, Yorkshire and the River Thames alongside an illustrated edition of I Never Knew That About England. A freelance writer and collector of trivia for over 20 years, he has worked with Terry Wogan and Jonathan Ross and sets quiz questions for television as well as for the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph. He is married to artist Mai Osawa, who illustrates all the books in the series. His website is www.i-never-knew-that.com.
    Review quote
    "There's stuff in here that would have taken St. Patrick aback..." -- Terry Wogan