Curious Scotland: Tales from a Hidden History

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"The history may be hidden, but it's there if you look --- and it's well worth finding."
---Daily Mail (Scotland) Scottish history isn't just about Robert Burns and Braveheart. In fact, it's far more complex than some might think. In Curious Scotland, journalist George Rosie digs deeper into Scotland's past, unearthing some of the lesser known but more surprising details, including:
 
·        Who was behind the military's "Operation Vegetarian"?
·        What became of the Glasgow Frankenstein?
·        Why do Scots always spit on a certain Edinburgh street?
·        And how did John Ross become the greatest Cherokee chieftain?
 
Rosie answers these and other questions, illuminating corners of Scottish lore that have never been explored before. With a dry wit and unflagging curiosity, he shows us that Scotland's history is full of far stranger stuff than your average plate of haggis.

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Since he was a schoolboy in Edinburgh, George Rosie has been driven by a powerful curiosity about his country. This lively mindset has established him as one of Scotland's most inquisitive writers and journalists. Here, he unearths and illuminates many neglected aspects of Scottish history in a rich collection of episodes, ranging from the roots of Arthurian legend to Edinburgh's narrow escape from destruction by an urban motorway. George Rosie is the creator of the BAFTA-winning documentary After Lockerbie.

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"Rosie is one of Scotland's most versatile and talented men of letters." --- Literary Review (UK) George Rosie is an award-winning journalist, playwright, and television documentary maker. His books include The British in Vietnam: How the Tweny-five year war began and Death's Enemy: The Pilgrimage of Victor Frankenstein. A play, Carlucco and the Queen of Hearts, won several awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. He lives in Edinburgh.

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