Easy-to-read basic history!,
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This review is from: The Story Of Scotland (Paperback)
Just before travelling to Scotland, I wanted to get some background info. For anyone who has tried to decipher Scottish history and all of the clans and rivalries and comings and goings, this book was really a great simple way to get the basics. I had also bought several detailed books to read prior to my trip, but reading The Story of Scotland first just pulled all of the names and places together in one cohesive version that worked out perfectly for me, so in reading the other books, it was more of an aha! than a Who-on-earth-is-this-again? (since so many of the more recent characters have multiple titles and, hence, multiple names).
Of course, I am a timeline-friendly type of gal.
And, on the plus side, my 10-year-old son picked it up and read through it, too!