'enormously informative and often thought-provoking . . . this book could hardly be improved on: it's lively, lucid, witty, beautifully written.' --Michael Kerrigan, The Scotsman
'a fine introduction to today's Scotland and its place in the United Kingdom . . . timely and comprehensive.' --Nations and Nationalism
'a well arranged exposition of the various pressures and stresses Scottish society has faced and faces still.' --The Diplomat
About the Author
Murray Pittock is the A. C. Bradley Professor of Literature at Glasgow University and the author of several books, including A New History of Scotland, Scottish Nationality, and Inventing and Resisting Britain.