In Search of Scotland

In Search of Scotland


By (author) H. V. Morton

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  • Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 200mm x 25mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 041354480X
  • ISBN 13: 9780413544803
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, map, index
  • Sales rank: 204,031

Product description

H. V. Morton's enduringly popular and engaging travels through Scotland, first published in 1928. Seeking to close a travel-writing gap of over a hundred years, H. V. Morton goes in search of Scotland, a land to which he is a complete stranger. The result is a characteristically engaging adventure in a landscape at turns "enchanted" and "without mercy." Amongst many entertaining encounters, he describes a "sincere Scottish breakfast" served beneath a portrait of Queen Victoria, sings Jacobite rebel songs late into the night at a hotel in Fort Augustus, and comes across "the most grotesque signpost in the British Isles": "The Village of Glencoe, Scene of The Famous Massacre, Teas and Refreshments, Tobacco and Cigarettes." Anecdotal, leisurely, full of character and event, insight, and opinion, this is travel writing of the very highest order.

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Author information

H. V. Morton (1892–1979) was a popular travel writer who, after a brief period of military service, established a career as a journalist and became a reporter for both the Daily Express and the Daily Herald. He is the author of In Search of England, In Search of Ireland, and In Search of Wales.