Six essays on how to live a good life written by an Aberdeenshire farmer in 1913. A measured view of life as it was on the eve of the First World War, and a plea to take responsibility for others in society. Published for the first time.
A writing manual as well as a manifesto, Every Day I Write the Book combines Amitava Kumar's practical writing advice with interviews with prominent writers, offering guidance and inspiration for academic writers at all levels.
Since English is also spoken in the Gaelic-speaking areas, communication in Gaelic is not so much a matter of necessity as of choice and interest. This book, therefore, covers more than just the phrases needed by an outsider in a foreign land - it also dips into the chatty, the personal and domestic aspects of the language.
The nineteenth century saw the romanticisation of the Highlander, the rise of tartanry and the emergence of the modern Scottish tourist industry. This volume examines the literary culture of Scotland - Highland and Lowland - during this transformational period, and explore its interactions and intersections.
Once the national language of Scotland, Gaelic was gradually overtaken by Scots and in the 19th century its use was actively discouraged. The language is now enjoying a revival and this dictionary is a handy guide to the ancient Celtic language.
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