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Scotland: The Autobiography 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen

by Rosemary Goring

Biography / Autobiography History

Scotland: The Autobiography 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen Synopsis

This is an anthology of 2,000 years of Scottish history - new edition.  It is a vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone and Billy Connolly. These include key historic moments - ranging from Bannockburn and Flodden to the SNP parliamentary victory in 2007 - along with a vast array of wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia.

Scotland: The Autobiography 2,000 Years of Scottish History by Those Who Saw it Happen Press Reviews

'An unqualified triumph, superb, a real page-turner ...what a stirring, dramatic, poignant story it has been.' Alexander McCall Smith, Spectator

 

'Fascinating and very valuable. Goring gives us vivid snapshots of Scottish life and history from Neolithic times ...should find a place in every Scottish home.' Allan Massie, Scotsman

 

'History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection.' Andrew Marr

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ISBN: 9780241969168
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241969168
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Rosemary Goring
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 528 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, History,
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About Rosemary Goring

Rosemary Goring was born in Dunbar and studied social and economic history at the University of St Andrews; and, after graduation, worked at W&R Chambers as a reference editor. Rosemary was the literary editor of Scotland on Sunday, followed by a brief spell as editor of Life & Work, the Church of Scotland's magazine, before returning to newspapers as literary editor of the Herald, and later also of the Sunday Herald. In 2007 she published Scotland: The Autobiography: 2000 Years of Scottish History By Those Who Saw it Happen, which has since been published in America and Russia.   Author ...

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