Allan Massie

Machistory

Curios Scotland: Tales From A Hidden History

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GEORGE ROSE IS one of Scotland’s most versatile and talented men of letters. He has written plays and at least one good novel, and been a journalist (on the Sunday Times) and a documentary film-maker. He has, like Kipling’s Elephant’s Child, a ‘satiable curiosity. This book of essays and squibs displays to good effect his ability to come at unexpected subjects from surprising angles.

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