My latest book, The Little Book of Scotland, has just been published. Here’s the blurb:
The ultimate compendium of trivia miscellany about Scotland’s unusual history
Take a funny, fast-paced, fact-packed look at the most frivolous, fantastic, or simply strange information that there
is to tell about Scotland. Here we find out about unusual crimes and punishments, eccentric inhabitants, famous
sons and daughters, and literally hundreds of other wacky facts about Scotland. This book contains historic and
contemporary trivia, including such gems as the real story of William “Braveheart” Wallace, which king was
murdered in a barn, and where the World War II Commandos were formed. With subjects ranging from Sir Walter Scott to Sir Sean Connery, Queen Victoria to Mary Queens of Scots, this remarkably engaging compendium is
essential reading for travelers and Scots alike.
The book has already picked up a fair amount of press interest in Scotland: here’s the full-page feature from
Saturday’s Scottish Sun. No doubt more to come.
The Little Book of Scotland can be picked up online here or here or at your favourite bricks-and-mortar bookshop – support bookshops, people, especially independent bookshops, they are Good Things.