Thistle Versus Rose: 700 Years of Winding up the Scots

June 19, 2014|
Thistle Versus Rose: 700 Years of Winding up the Scots
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'It is tremendously good fun winding up the Scots. It is terribly easy, particularly Scottish politicians. They can take things far too seriously.' Jeremy Paxman

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It's 700 years since England fought Scotland at the Battle of Bannockburn. Miraculously - we still don't understand how - the Scots actually won. It's pretty much the only time they've ever beaten us at anything. So has there ever been a better opportunity to celebrate seven centuries of winding up the Scots?

Exploring everything from food, class, the empire and the weather to language, love and landscape, Thistle vs Rose is a hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry. Introduced by bestselling popular historian Albert Jack, it features quotes, jokes and trivia from Stephen Fry, Bill Bryson, Jimmy Carr, George Mikes, Michael McIntyre and many, many others.

* published alongside Susan's Morrison's rival Ebook 700 YEARS OF WINDING UP THE ENGLISH (9781473604933) *

Title:Thistle Versus Rose: 700 Years of Winding up the Scots
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:June 19, 2014
Publisher:John Murray Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN:9990045582160

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