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Ian Crofton was born in Edinburgh and worked for Collins in Glasgow before moving to London, where he has been a freelance writer and editor for 25 years. Previous books include Brewer’s Dictionary of Curious Titles;Brewer’s Britain and Ireland (with John Ayto); Brewer’s Cabinet of Curiosities, A Dictionary of Art Quotations, History without the Boring Bits; Science without the Boring Bits; A Dictionary of Scottish Quotations.

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Walking the Border A Journey Between Scotland and England by Ian Crofton
Walking the Border A Journey Between Scotland and England
Ian Crofton
November 2014 Book of the Month. Ian Crofton was born in Edinburgh and after a long career working away once again lives in Scotland, his new book contemplating the potential rupture of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2014
The Kings and Queens of England by Ian Crofton
The Kings and Queens of England
Ian Crofton
Sue Baker's view... From Alfred the Great to the present Queen, 1000 years of English history and monarchy. Each entry gives a profile and account of their impact on the nation with detailed timelines putting things in context. A...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/06/2011
History without the Boring Bits by Ian Crofton
History without the Boring Bits
Ian Crofton
This has got loads of great historical gems including one about Simeon Stylites who died in 459 AD after spending 36 years on top of a narrow pillar to avoid pilgrims flocking to admire his asceticism. David Blaine eat your...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/09/2007

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