The charm of H V Morton's travel does not diminish with the decades, but grows. This is because his elegant, witty, 1930s prose, and chats with old-time characters, take us back to his era YET ALSO he captures what is eternal about the places he visits.
His trip round Holyrood House to look at the absurd paintings of Scotland's mythical kings, his hikes across wild and wet moors, his encounters with American tourists, all are brilliant pieces of writing. No one writes like this now and more's the pity.
For the modest price the book would be a magnificent find if the reader wants the feel of old Scotland.