I Never Knew That About Scotland

Author: Christopher Winn
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448146089
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The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding tales that lie hidden within Scotland's wild and romantic shores, to experience what inspired the country's powerful literature and towering castles, and to tread in the footsteps of her villains and victors, is to capture the spirit of this fascinating country and bring every place you visit to life. You will discover the story of the original 'sweetheart', John Balliol, whose embalmed heart is buried beside his devoted wife Devorgilla at Sweetheart Abbey in Kirkcudbrightshire. In Aberdeen you will find the only granite cathedral in the world. And you will hear the haunting echo of the Bear Gates of Traquair House in Peeblesshire were slammed shut when Bonnie Prince Charlie left Scotland in 1746 - legend has it that they will never be re-opened until a Stuart King once more sits on the throne. This beautifully illustrated treasure trove of interesting facts about the history of Scotland is the perfect gift, and will act as an eye-opening guide to this thrilling, alluring and ever-bewitching country.
I Never Knew That About Scotland
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Christopher Winn
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-31 - Publisher: Random House

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is the ultimate journey around Scotland from bestselling author Christopher Winn. Travelling county by county, this irresistible miscellany unearths the enthralling stories, firsts, birthplaces, legends and inventions that shape the country's rich and majestic history. To uncover the spellbinding
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Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Christopher Winn
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-01 - Publisher: Random House

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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Christopher Winn, Mai Osawa
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-01 - Publisher: Ebury Press

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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Christopher Winn
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-05-27 - Publisher: Random House

The inspiration for the primetime ITV series on Great Britain, this is a spellbinding journey around Wales by bestselling author Christopher Winn. Packed full of legends, firsts, birthplaces, inventions and adventures, I Never Knew That About Wales visits the thirteen traditional Welsh counties and unearths the hidden gems that they
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Christopher Winn
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-29 - Publisher: Random House

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