Julie Davidson has had a long, varied and award-winning career in Scottish and UK journalism. She was a staff writer and columnist on The Scotsman, a columnist and critic on The Herald, for whom she won five Scottish Press Awards. She has also contributed to leading London-based newspapers and magazines including The Times, TheObserver, The Daily Telegraph, Cosmopolitan and House and Garden, and was a presenter of What the Papers Say during the golden years of Granada Television.In the past 10 years she has concentrated mainly on travel writing (for which she has also won Scottish and UK awards) and was a major contributor to the Insight guides on Scotland, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The Scots Julie Davidson kens is a triumph of canny Scots-watching. Here for the first time is the famous Davidson wry take on the foibles and pretensions of the sub-species Scotus Domesticus won from years of anthropological field work and now distilled into sharp witty draughts complemented by Bob Dewar's incisively drawn portraits. - MURRAY GRIGOR, Film-maker.