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Scotland's Story [Hardcover]

H. E. Marshall
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Book Description

8 Sep 2006

If you are you looking to inspire your child with the story of Scottish History, H E Marshall's classic Scotland's Story is perfect. This compelling book features the stories of Macbeth, William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, Mary Queen of Scots and Bonny Prince Charlie and will appeal to anyone whose heart stirs at the sound of a bagpipe.

Scotland's Story Key Benefits:

- Simple narrative, enthralling character descriptions and beautiful illustrations make this the ideal read for children

- The vivid presentation of historical events will capture children's imaginations

- The perfect gift for any child!

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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Galore Park (8 Sep 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902984773
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902984773
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 537,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A miniature masterpiece. --Stephen Fry

Astonishingly accurate, quite brilliant! --David Starkey

Extraordinarily evocative to a child's imagination. --Lady Antonia Fraser

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This history of Scotland from the earliest times is, in the words of H E Marshall herself, a story 'woven with the golden threads of romance and glittering with the rubies and sapphires of Fairyland.'

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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book for Kids 13 April 2010
My father bought me this book (and much of the H.E. Marshall series) when I was a child and I absolutely loved them. I am revisiting this book in particular as an English language teaching aid because of how clearly it tells so many stories. It is written in wonderfully simple language yet it never patronises. A very charming book indeed! Highly recommended!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb sweep of Scotland's history 10 Feb 2013
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This is a superb sweep through the long and fascinating history of Scotland without any obvious party political spin.

It is clearly and beautifully written for young readers but its scope is a first rate aide-memoire for older readers whose memory may have grown hazy with time.

It is a matter of great regret that the writer is no longer with us to keep updating it
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy reading and an accurate history 15 Jun 2014
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A nice book that tells history in the form of a story. A nice book to to read and own
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scotland's history 13 Jun 2014
By Brian
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I read h e Marshall' s "our island story" a long time ago and enjoyed it so I decided to try this book. It is a good read and introduction to the subject but does have a decided Victorian attitude to Britain and the empire but I did enjoy it and can recommend it. But you will probably want to follow it up by reading a more up to date work such as the book by Neil Oliver. Recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars History nether goes out of date! 25 May 2014
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Found the original book in a boot sale, then discovered it had been made into an ebook. It's a fantastic read, as thrilling now as it would have been to boys and girls back in the early 1900's when first written. Reads well and to the point.
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