The Story of Scotland

Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland

By Allan Burnett

Format: Paperback

This humorous yet informative book features details of the acclaimed Great Tapestry of Scotland in a history book for young readers aged 8-12.

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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 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.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 1 Aug 2014
ISBN 9781780272412
Number of Pages 128

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'The most fantastic piece of folk art that I've seen' 

'An artwork about a people, made by a people ... Every country should stitch its national tapestry'

 'colourful and extremely informative' 

'a family friendly introduction to Scotland's history'

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