Midges

By Alasdair Roberts

Illustrator: Bob Dewar

Format: Paperback

Nothing saves you from the savage bloodthirst of the Highland midge, scourge of Scotland and the tourist industry's guilty secret. Such a small creature can do little harm in isolation, but with an unusual life cycle that produces two generations every season, the millions of resulting midges bring devastation to the skin of man and beast.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee beastie. Alasdair Roberts has compiled an anthology of anecdotes and information concerning the minuscule marauder, ranging from the eighteenth century to the present, and covering such topics as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria, kilts and camping. Perhaps most importantly, the book also includes a section on remedies and repellents, so locals and visitors can enjoy the pleasures of Scotland without the pain.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 27 May 2005
ISBN 9781841583860
Number of Pages 128

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