ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: September 13, 2018
The Art of Coorie: The Scottish Way to Live Well
By Gabriella Bennett
Coorie – or cosagach in Gaelic – sums up the essence of Scottishness to create a distinctively Scottish version of hygge. In The Art of Coorie, Times journalist Gabriella Bennett explores the heritage of coorie, its strong contemporary appeal and how it has nurtured the astonishing creativity that Scotland is famed for, despite an often harsh climate. She brings word and concept together to outline a new manifesto for living. The Art of Coorie offers spirited, modern insight into Scottish lifestyle, homes and interiors, traditions and food – how to enjoy all life offers in this unique country with its unforgiving elements and rugged landscape. It shows how the legacy of Scotland’s bothies informs today’s coorie principles to create homes made inviting with sheepskin-covered sofas, log-burning stoves and bowls of hot food. Coorie references Scottish heritage with a contemporary, creative spin. In a passionate appreciation of how to use the best of all things Scottish to enhance life and its pleasures, The Art of Coorie shares with readers:* the thrills and chills of open-water swimming* the exquisite heritage of Fair Isle knitting* tips on hosting the perfect Burns Supper, even for those who are a little haggis-ed out* inspiration from fashion to faraway campsites, city boutiques to Munro bagging.
Gabriella Bennett is a journalist and editor based in Glasgow. She writes for The Times about Scottish interiors, property and shopping habits. Her short stories have been featured in Gutter, The Cadaverine and The Island Review. She likes wild places, growing things, and Scottish food and drink.