'In this collection the heretical principle has been adopted that if a writer is Scots, something of the Scottish spirit must inevitably emerge from his work'.
In the twenty stories collected here, we are given a multi-faceted view of Scotland, the Scots and the Scottish short story, with stories ranging from Roman Britain through the trials of those at home during the Second World War to a country and people determined to assert their independence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780241955475