Scotland: A Very Peculiar History - Volume 1 is a lively and informative account of the vibrant history of Scotland, from its earliest inhabitants up to the beginnings of Stewart rule. It celebrates the origins and cultural achievements of the Scottish, giving an up-to-date and objective account of the nation's history, with 'No added Haggis'! Volume 2 is the concluding half of the history of Scotland, from the beginnings of Stewart rule up to modern day Scotland. Covering key periods in Scottish history, from the fierce Jacobite uprising to John Logie Baird's insulating socks, this title concludes the Very Peculiar History account of the nation's chequered (or rather, 'tartaned') history. Presented as an attractive box set, this will make the perfect gift for anyone who would like to learn more about the history of Scotland.
Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in adult education and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.