In Bed with an Elephant A Journey Through Scotland's Past and Present

In Bed with an Elephant A Journey Through Scotland s Past and Present None

  • Title: In Bed with an Elephant A Journey Through Scotland's Past and Present
  • Author: Ludovic Kennedy
  • ISBN: 9780552144742
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
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    1 thought on “In Bed with an Elephant A Journey Through Scotland's Past and Present”

    1. As an Englishman I would probably say this should be obligatory reading. I only say 'should' as I am not completely sure of the book's intentions. If it was to deomnstrate to the reader south of the Scottish borders that her dominant neighbour has not always treated them with the respect they deserve then I consider this first rate reading material. That said, I had the feeling when writer it the reader was still on the battlefield of Bannockburn and all of England, past and present were there f [...]

    2. I really enjoyed this personal choice of English history “bricks” over the centuries. Using his personal family background and even Boswell and Johnson ‘s lives and travels through England the reader is provided with information about the prehistoric settlement of Skara Brae on Orkney, the '45 rebellion in which Bonnie Prince Charles emerges as not really a heroic figure, the adventure of the Stone of Destiny taken away from the Westminster Abbey by Scottish patriots in 1950, etc etc. I re [...]

    3. I will concede that this book is well written and apparently much loved in Scottish historical circles, but I simply cannot slog through any more of Boswell's treks around the country. Between Boswell this and Boswell that and the tiny type (no, it couldn't be my eyesight is failing!), my attention has flagged and petered out to nonexistence.

    4. A fine history of Scotland's complex relationship with its southern neighbour. It is best read with Allan Massie's book on the same ground as well as Magnus Magnusson's history.

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