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A Haverin' History of Scotland
A Haverin' History of Scotland

A Haverin' History of Scotland


192 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: September 2018

ISBN 9780750986939

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Sep 2018)


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A bonnie read on a dreich day

A Haverin' History of Scotland takes an irreverent look at Scottish history. The book is a chronological narrative of Scotland's long and impressive history, from the highs of Bannockburn to the lows of Flodden, Culloden and the decision to cancel Taggart. It asks the serious, hard-hitting questions: is the Perthshire town where the Stone of Destiny resided pronounced Scone or Scone? How many trees did Bloody Mary have time to plant anyway? Why was footballer Alan Hansen not put in Edinburgh Castle's dungeon for bumping into Willie Miller in the 1982 World Cup? And which dentist invented Irn Bru?

Author Biography

Norman Ferguson has been writing professionally for over 15 years. He started writing comedy for radio with BBC Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio Scotland and 5 Live. He has also written for TV comedy sketch shows such as Channel 4's Smack the Pony. His comedy claim to fame is making Radiohead's Thom Yorke laugh on Radio 1. He lives in Edinburgh.