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The Pocket Book of Scottish Quotations
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The Scots have always had a reputation for clarity of thought and also for the vigour with which it is put into words. This new edition of David Ross's acclaimed collection spans the entire gamut of a nation's recorded thought and experience from Calgacus in AD 84 to Annabel Goldie in 2011. It covers a vast range of subject matter and demonstrates a remarkable variety of moods and tones, from the literary to the colloquial and bawdy. Packed with sharp observation and humour, it sounds other notes too. Meditative, triumphant, tragic, accusing, tender - and often hilarious - it reveals the spirit of Scotland in a truly unique way.
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David Ross has written numerous books on aspects of Scottish history and culture, some serious and some less so. His most recent is 'The Killing Time', a study of Scotland between the Covenant of 1638 and the Union of 1707. Scottish humour is a particular interest, and he is compiler and editor of the best-selling 'Awa' an' Bile Yer Heid', an anthology of choice Scottish insults. He is currently working on an anthology of Scottish humour from its earliest appearances to the present day. His favourite quote in the new edition of this book is Don Paterson's crisp five-worder: 'Fate's book, but my italics'.

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"A wonderfully comprehensive tribute to the whip-lashing qualities of the sharp Scots tongue ... a right royal read." --"Herald" "A wonderful collection, ****" -- Scottish Field

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