Birlinn General
FORMAT: Hardback
ISBN: 9781780277554
RRP: £35.00
PAGES: 584
PUBLICATION DATE: October 7, 2021


A Dictionary of Scottish Phrase and Fable

By (author) Ian Crofton

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.

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