Книга: Goring Rosemary «Scotland. The Autobiography»

Scotland. The Autobiography

Серия: "-"

This is an anthology of 2, 000 years of Scottish history - new edition. History caught on the hoof and the wing by those who were actually there - a brilliant selection. (Andrew Marr). It is a vivid, wide-ranging and engrossing account of Scotland's history, composed of eye-witness accounts by those who experienced it first-hand. Contributors range from Tacitus, Mary Queen of Scots and Oliver Cromwell to Adam Smith, David Livingstone and Billy Connolly. These include key historic moments - ranging from Bannockburn and Flodden to the SNP parliamentary victory in 2007 - along with a vast array of wonderfully readable insights into the everyday life of Scotland through the millennia. This is living, accesible history told by crofters, criminals, servants, house-wives, poets, journalists, nurses, politicians, novelists, prisoners, comedians, sportsmen and many more. 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). Rosemary Goring took a degree in Economics and Social History at St Andrews University. She started her career in publishing in the role of in-house editor for Chambers Biographical Dictionary and has since edited and written for many reference books, among them the Larousse Dictionaries of Writers and Literary Characters. She was Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday for several years before becoming Literary Editor of the Herald.

Издательство: "Penguin Group" (2014)

ISBN: 978-0-241-96916-8

Купить за 1180 руб в My-shop

Другие книги схожей тематики:

АвторКнигаОписаниеГодЦенаТип книги
Rosemary GoringScotland: The AutobiographyScotland: The Autobiography ISBN:9780241969168 — @Неизвестный, @ @ @ @ Подробнее...2015
1526бумажная книга
Stannard MartinMuriel SparkBorn in 1918 into a working-class Edinburgh family, Muriel Spark ended as the epitome of literary chic, one of the great writers of the twentieth century. It is a Cinderella story, the first… — @Orion Books, @ @- @ @ Подробнее...2010
1062бумажная книга

См. также в других словарях:

  • The Poker Club — was one of several clubs at the heart of the Scottish Enlightenment where many associated with that movement met and exchanged views in a convivial atmosphere. The Poker Club was created out of the ashes of The Select Society. The Poker was the… …   Wikipedia

  • The Patty Duke Show — infobox television show name = The Patty Duke Show caption =Opening sequence of The Patty Duke Show rating = format = Sitcom runtime = 30 minutes (per episode) director = William Asher creator = Sidney Sheldon starring = Patty Duke William… …   Wikipedia

  • The Sun — Infobox Newspaper name = The Sun caption = The Sun in January 2005, featuring Prince Harry in nazi costume. type = Daily newspaper available Monday to Saturday except Christmas Day. format = Tabloid foundation = 1964 owners = News International… …   Wikipedia

  • The Man in the Brown Suit —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Mission (band) — The Mission Background information Origin Leeds, England Genres …   Wikipedia

  • The Pale Horse (novel) — The Pale Horse   Dust jack …   Wikipedia

  • The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen timeline — The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is an ongoing graphic novel series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O Neill. The primary commentator on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series (hereto after in this article referred to as… …   Wikipedia

  • The Flying Scotsman (film) — Infobox Film name = The Flying Scotsman image size = 200px caption = Promotional poster for the film director = Douglas Mackinnon producer = writer = John Brown Declan Hughes Simon Rose narrator = starring = Jonny Lee Miller Laura Fraser Billy… …   Wikipedia

  • The Moving Finger — For other uses, see The Moving Finger (disambiguation). The Moving Finger   …   Wikipedia

  • The Skids — Infobox musical artist | Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Birth name = Alias = Born = Name = The Skids Img capt = Died = Origin = Dunfermline, Scotland, UK Instrument = Genre = Punk rock Pop punk New Wave Occupation = Years… …   Wikipedia

Поделиться ссылкой на выделенное

Прямая ссылка:
Нажмите правой клавишей мыши и выберите «Копировать ссылку»