The souvenir book of the exhibition, National Museum of Scotland, summer 19. The visions of Scotland that took shape during the European Romantic movement (18th/19th centuries) have always been questioned. The stories here of objects, costume, art, literature and music can tell us much about the relationship between Scotland, romance and reality.
New, updated edition in advance of the unveiling of a statue of Wojtek next to the Scott Monument, Edinburgh, in May 2014. Journalist and historian Neal Ascherson reflects on the Polish experience in the Second World War. Wojtek has memorials at the Imperial War Museum, London, Edinburgh Zoo and in Canada, and he is a national hero in Poland
Duncan Williamson was a Scottish traveller who went on to become one of Britain's master story-tellers. During his lifetime he was acclaimed 'the greatest English-speaking storyteller', 'the national monument of British storytelling' and, at his death, Scotland's 'greatest contemporary storyteller'.
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