Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A History of Scotland by Neil Oliver...

A History of Scotland: Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish HistoryA History of Scotland: Look Behind the Mist and Myth of Scottish History by Neil Oliver

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

"Scotland is a small country on the edge of Europe, facing west into the harsh Atlantic Ocean. Life has been hard there for most of the people, most of the time." - A History of Scotland

If, like me, you're the type of person who enjoys learning complete histories of entire countries, then A History of Scotland is just the book for you.

Neil Oliver (achaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer) takes the reader on a momenteous journey through Scotland's vast history, its shining moments and its debilitating pitfalls, from the Dawn of Time until Present Day. Constructed in a way that makes it feel like a novel, Oliver effortlessly recounts major events, memorable eras and the personalities who shaped them, drawing back the curtains of myth to reveal the truth of Scotland's history - and its continuing legacy.

Although lacking in detail in parts - particularly near the end where perhaps it is mistakingly assumed that everyone is aware of Scotland's more recent history - A History of Scotland is a wonderfully easy book to read, providing an insightful look at the twists and turns of Scotland's fate.


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1 comment:

  1. I do enjoy watching Neil Oliver's television series so I might keep an eye out for this book.


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