DISCOVER 2,000 YEARS OF SCOTTISH HISTORY TOLD BY THOSE WHO LIVED IT – FROM THE ROMAN INVASION TO THE SNP PARLIAMENTARY VICTORY IN 2007.
Featuring writing from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots, Oliver Cromwell, David Livingston and Billy Connolly.
Scotland’s history is wide and vast. Depending on the lens applied, it can be seen as an unrelenting tale of oppression and poverty or a glowing roll-call of innovation, exploration and entrepreneurship. In fact, it’s all of the above.
In Scotland: An Autobiography, Professor Rosemary Goring shows Scotland’s history as it happened by those who were there – from criminals, servants, house-wives, poets, journalists and nurses to politicians, novelists, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and even queens. It is the good and the bad. The everyday and the key historical moments.
A vivid, panoramic and engrossing account, she has created a living history and the perfect read for anyone not only seeking to understand Scotland’s past but also its heart and soul.
‘History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there – a brilliant selection’ Andrew Marr
‘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