Scottish Customs: From the Cradle to the Grave

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Tape-recorded interviews from the 20th and 21st centuries give voice to tradition-bearers from all walks of life adding color to this comprehensive picture of social behavior. The most up-to-date, authoritative work on the subject, this collection spans several centuries and, in three sections, deals with Childbirth and Infancy; Love, Courtship and Marriage; and Death and Burial.

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Margaret Bennett is an international scholar, prize-winning author, singer and broadcaster who is widely regarded as Scotland's foremost authority on Folklore. In 2003 she received the Celtic Women International Award for her lifelong service to Scottish and Celtic Culture. She lives in Edinburgh.

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"'Yet again Margaret Bennett has produced a fascinating book...excellent value for money' - J.C. Massy, Lore and Language; 'Margaret Bennett has given us another magic book, brought together from many books of the past as will as hitherto unpublished interview material, private manuscripts, wonderful miniatures of folklore, wise and charming commentary on human personality in a dazzling profusion' - Owen Dudley Edwards" --Owen Dudley Edwards

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