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Scotland: The Autobiography

2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen

Scotland: The Autobiography - Goring, Rosemary - ISBN: 9780141027685
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Bindwijze: Boek, Paperback (29-05-2008)
Genre: Geschiedenis
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Beschrijving

Scotland: The Autobiography is a vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland’s history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand.

These include not just key moments of Scottish history — from Bannockburn to the opening of the new parliament in 1999 — but testimonies like that of the eight-year-old factory worker from Dundee who was dangled by his ear out of a third-floor window for making a mistake; the survivors of Culloden, who wished perhaps that they had died on the field; the breakthrough moment for John Logie Baird, inventor of television, and the genesis of great works of literature recorded by Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson and the editor of Encyclopaedia Britannica.

From the battlefield to the sportsfield, we have moments of glory or disaster, as well as wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia.

This is living, accessible history, told by crofters, criminals, servants, housewives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and many more.

'History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there – a brilliant selection and guide which should do for today what Scottish Pageant did for us 50 years ago’ Andrew Marr

Details

Titel: Scotland: The Autobiography
auteur: Goring, Rosemary
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Paperback
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 512
Uitgever: Penguin Books Ltd
Publicatiedatum: 2008-05-29
NUR: Geschiedenis
Afmetingen: 198 x 129 x 30
Gewicht: 337 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780141027685
Intern nummer: 10017293

Biografie (woord)

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.

Recensie

Fascinating and very valuable . . . This book should find a place in every Scottish home

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