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No laughing matter
on 6 May 2009
I'd seen this in a bookshop and had found myself giggling at the extracts on the back, so I was a bit miffed to find that they were far from representative. The jokes on the inside were pretty contrived and caused as many groans and grimaces as they did smiles. I laughed out loud only once, and that was at the very last sentence. That's too long to build up to a punchline. I think it was a great idea to do a funny book about Scots history, but, sadly, I also think that it still remains to be done.