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    DescriptionIn this captivating book bestselling author Christopher Winn turns his attention to the Scottish people, taking us on an eye-opening journey around their homeland, discovering en route the intriguing and surprising ways the places and their history contribute to the Scottish character. As he travels through Scotland's Highlands and cities he unearths the traditions, triumphs and disasters, foibles, quirks and customs that come together to make up the Scottish people. From the Scottish capital Edinburgh, birthplace of Henry Brougham who made the longest ever speech in the House of Commons, lasting over six hours, to Callander, birthplace of Helen Duncan, the last person in Britain to be imprisoned for witchcraft after correctly diving the sinking of HMS Hood, he accompanies us on a journey uncovering little-known facts, trivia and amusing anecdotes. Illustrated throughout with beguiling pen and ink drawings I Never Knew That About the Scottish is guaranteed to have you exclaiming: 'I never knew that!'


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    Title
    I Never Knew That About the Scottish
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Winn
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 458 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091926724
    ISBN 10: 0091926726
    Classifications

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    BIC E4L: HIS
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
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    LC classification: DA772 .W56 2009
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    B&T Approval Code: A15202025
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009100
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.5.0.0.0
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    Illustrations note
    B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    09 July 2010
    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 and London followed and he has recently published books on the English and Irish, 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 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
    "[A] fascinating look at the heritage of a small country with a big, big history" Daily Record