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Midges
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ISBN:
9781841583860
Categories
Humour
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
02 August 2010
Format
Paperback
Status
Reprinting
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
128
Age Range
Any
Illustrations
b/w throughout

Midges

by Alasdair Roberts - Find out more about the author

The tiny Tartan terror – Culicoides impunctatus or meanbh chuileag depending on whether you favour Latin or Gaelic – has a wingspan of a mere 1.4 mm but can provoke outright hysteria in those they find particularly attractive. There are various suggestions (usually from those people midges don’t like) about how to avoid being bitten into oblivion, but with so much in life laughter is the best medicine.

Midges by Alasdair Roberts, illustrated by Bob Dewar, is a hilarious wee guide to the minuscule marauder throughout history (find out how Bonnie Prince Charlie Queen Victoria outmanouvred the midge), what science is doing to help and includes a section on remedies and repellents. If all else fails, swap them with it!

Alasdair Roberts has worked extensively in Gaelic education, history and research. He studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. Now retired, he lives with his wife beside Loch Morar.