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Children's, History
Publication Date
07 August 2014
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Birlinn Limited
Age Range
9 - 12
Colour throughout

The Story of Scotland

Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland
by Allan Burnett - Find out more about the author

‘The most fantastic piece of folk art that I’ve seen’ – Liz Lochhead

‘An artwork about a people, made by a people . . . Every country should stitch its national tapestry’ – Ben Macintyre, The Times

‘colourful and extremely informative’ – Scottish Home & Country

‘a family friendly introduction to Scotland’s history’ – Inverness Courier’s Books of the Year

'fascinating' – Scotland Magazine

The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of 420 million years of Scottish history and achievement. Involving a thousand stitchers who worked on 165 separate panels, the tapestry is one of the biggest community arts projects ever to have been conceived in Scotland.

In this book, specifically designed for younger readers, bestselling children’s author Allan Burnett tells the story of Scotland through the Tapestry itself –a thing of wonder, full of magic and adventures and mysteries. In addition to opening windows into key moments in history and introducing some of the most significant people who have shaped the nation, the book also celebrates the lives of ordinary Scotsmen and women over the ages. From saints, soldiers and Vikings to kings and queens, Arctic whalers and footballers, this is an amazing journey through the story of Scotland.

Allan Burnett is one of Scotland’s best-selling authors for young readers. He was born and brought up in the Western Isles and educated at the University of Edinburgh, while working after dark as a ghost tour guide. Allan has written many other books, including Mary, Queen of Scots and All That and Invented in ScotlandScottish Ingenuity and Inventions through the Ages. He is also the author of World War II: Scottish Tales of Adventure.

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