Scotland: The Autobiography

Scotland: The Autobiography : 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen

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A vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone and Billy Connolly.These include key historic moments - ranging from Bannockburn and Flodden to the SNP parliamentary victory in 2007 - along with a vast array of wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia. This is living, accesible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, house-wives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, novelists, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and many more.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 34mm | 340.19g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • none
  • 0141027681
  • 9780141027685
  • 457,028

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History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection and guide * Andrew Marr * A bravura feat in browsability, this captivating, timely and useful book will reward any amount of flipping and dipping ... full of moving, amusing and revealing detail ... What an exemplary reclaiming of Scotland's past, what a necessary and notable contribution to its future * Scotland on Sunday * Fascinating and very valuable . . . This book should find a place in every Scottish home * Scotsman * History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection and guide * Andrew Marr * A bravura feat in browsability, this captivating, timely and useful book will reward any amount of flipping and dipping ... full of moving, amusing and revealing detail ... What an exemplary reclaiming of Scotland's past, what a necessary and notable contribution to its future * Scotland on Sunday * Fascinating and very valuable . . . This book should find a place in every Scottish home * Scotsman *
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About Rosemary Goring

Rosemary Goring took a degree in Economics and Social History at St Andrews University. She started her career in publishing in the role of in-house editor for Chambers Biographical Dictionary and has since edited and written for many reference books, among them the Larousse Dictionaries of Writers and Literary Characters. She was Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday for several years before becoming Literary Editor of the Herald.
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