Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable PDF ePub eBook

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Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable free pdf This authoritative, entertaining and eminently browsable reference book, arranged in easily accessible A - Z format, is an absorbing and imaginative feast of Scottish lore, language, history and culture, from the mythical origins of the Scots in Scythia to the contemporary Scotland of the Holyrood parliament and Trainspotting. Here Tartan Tories rub shoulders with Torry girls, the Misery from the Manse exchanges a nod with Stalin's Granny, Thomas the Rhymer and the Wizard of Reay walk hand in hand with Bible John, and the reader is taken for a rollercoaster ride round Caledonia, from Furry Boots City to the Costa Clyde, via the Cold Shoulder of Scotland, the West Lothian Alps and the Reykjavik of the South. The result is a breathtaking and quirky celebration of Scotland, packed with fact and anecdote.

About Ian Crofton

Ian Crofton worked as a publisher of general reference books for twenty years (Collins, Guinness, Macmillan and Dorling Kindersley), and for the past decade have been a freelance editor and writer. He is the co-author (with John Ayto) of Brewer's Britain and Ireland and of the revised edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable. He was also editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia (1990).

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Author : Ian Crofton
Publisher : Birlinn Ltd
Data Published : 05 November 2012
ISBN : 1841589772
EAN : 9781841589770
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 512 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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