FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781845021474
RRP: £6.99
PAGES: 160
PUBLICATION DATE: April 10, 2007


Scotland vs England: 300 Years of Glorious Union or Three Centuries of Misery?

By (author) Ian Black

Vicious jokes about our dear English cousins in this year of the 300th anniversary of the Acts of Union? Heaven forfend! Anti-Scottish vitriol from said dear cousins? Lawks a mussy!This book is an anniversary celebration, especially as we are possibly within sight or our own Act of Disunion, of three centuries of jibes, insults, diatribes and rants, some of it in a kind of ‘going for the jugular’ vein, as in: “Why do they call it a kilt?’ To which the answer is: ‘Because a lot of English people get kilt when they call it a skirt’, but there is also gentle good humour and a lot of giggles, like: ‘What goes putt-putt-putt-putt?’ The answer being: ‘An English golfer at St Andrews.’And of course in fairness the Sassenachs get their wee say. Old Scottish Proverb: ‘If thy neighbour offend thee, give each of his children bagpipes.’You will laugh, you will fall about, you will vote for independence for both nations.Ian Black, author of the bestselling “Edinbuggers vs Weegies”, “Mair Edinbuggers vs Merr Weegies” and “Mancs vs Scousers”, turns his very beady eye on the biggest rivalry of them all and finds the Scots and the Auld Enema in fighting form, especially the Scots.

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