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The Broons' Burns Night Paperback – 9 Oct 2008

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Product details

  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Waverley Books Ltd; illustrated edition edition (9 Oct. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1902407717
  • ISBN-13: 978-1902407715
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.3 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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'This is a super production, expanded from the version that appeared in The Sunday Post, with an extra 16 pages. At the cost of GBP4.95 it is a great keepsake and fantastic gift.' - The Sunday Post --The Sunday Post

' A funny, tongue-in-cheek guide.' The Herald --The Herald

About the Author

January 25th is Burns Night, the birthday of Robert Burns. Burns was born in 1759, and is Scotland s best-known, and most celebrated, poet. Robert Burns has many fans, and Burns Suppers are held throughout the world to celebrate the life and work of the bard. Burns Suppers are most common in Scotland but wherever there are Burns Clubs, or expat Scots, or lovers of Burns poetry, the Burns Supper is a highlight of the year. From Alloway to Winnipeg, Berlin to Milwaukee, and Canberra to New Brunswick, the global Burns network honours this special night. To organise and hold a Burns Night, certain traditions must be observed, although the key one is to have fun! And in this book, Scotland s best-loved family show you how. The Broons give you the running order of Burns Night, with all the graces, addresses, honours and songs, and recipes you need. Joe Broon explains how to dance the Gay Gordons; Horace Broon explains who Rabbie Burns is, and how to learn a poem so you can recite it. Granpaw makes a toast to the lassies, and Maggie shows how a reply from the Lassies is done. Mouth-watering recipes include skirlie, clapshot and champit tatties with syboes, broths, soups and puddings, as well as how to make the immortal haggis itself. This unique scrapbook has become a firm family favourite, with its years of Broons' Burns Night memories, family snaps, cartoon strips, poems and comments from all the family and Maw's special Burns Night recipes. This edition is a great keepsake and a fantastic gift all you need to organise your own Burns Supper! What the papers said:


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A great guide to how to organise a family Burns Night.

This was originally given out free with The Sunday Post, and it is a tribute to the power of Scotland's first family that it has become neccessary to reissue the booklet to reach a wider audience.

To those who have already purchased Maw Broon's Cookbook or The But and Ben Cookbook, I say, "Go ahead. You won't be disappointed!"
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This is a fabulous book which I have purchased for friends overseas and in England and I keep being asked for more. It takes a Burns Night novice from start to finish to create their own special Burns Night and the recepies are spot on too. It is a fun book as well as being very informative. The very low cost of the book is an added bonus as I would pay twice as much!
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Robert Burns (1759-96) wrote Scottish poetry phonetically, which makes it a challenge for outsiders; Burns night is celebrated on his birthday (25th January), so barely three weeks after the celebration of the New Year by which time Scottish families need a party. The Broons family are quite well known beyond the newspaper cartoon strip for which they were created and serve as a vehicle for explaining Scottish culture to outsiders, such as in Maw Broon's Cookbook: The Broon's Cookbook - for Every Day and Special Days. This book is printed in the style of an old school exercise book filled with scraps, contains some of the cartoon strips as well as the recipes and poems that make Burns night special. The format includes the Selkirk Grace (attributed to Burns), the address to the haggis (which he did write) and quite a few recipes.

By the time you've read it cover-to-cover, you'll have some appreciation of what Burns night means in Scotland, but to really understand it you need it read to you by someone with a Scottish accent. Now there's a thought; a dvd version would help explain it.
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I bought this as a present for a Scotsman. He enjoyed it very much as not only was it full of amusing items about the cartoon family, which is a Scottish institution, but it was full of authentic Scottish recipes. It was delivered very quickly
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As well as being an amusing read was full of good tips to ensure a good Burns Night.
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Simply a great book.

Details everything you need to know to host a VERY successful Burns Night.

The lay out is easy to read and humorous. Printing is great, made to look as if recipes, "post it" notes and information have been "ripped" from their original source and put in this guide; a bit like a home made scrap book.
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Written in a quirky manner to resemble the usual dog eared notebook that we all keep somewhere in the house to remind us of "how to" carry out family gatherings and festivities this book should appeal to both those looking for "colour" and those actually observing a "Burns Nicht Supper" (Scottish or of Scottish decent?) it is both humouress and informative at the same time. "A braw read" as Pa Broon might say
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A great cookbook with lots of history and suggestions for the perfect Robbie Burns Night celebration. I highly reccommend this cookbook to everyone. If you love scottish cooking and need ideas for Robbie Burns celebrations, then this is the book for you.
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