Geordie's Mingin Medicine, Paperback Book

Geordie's Mingin Medicine Paperback

Illustrated by Quentin Blake

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Geordie's grannie is a crabbit auld grumph. As far as she's concerned, Geordie can do nothing right.

But, when the time comes for him tae bring her medicine, Geordie decides tae give her a mingin brew of his own recipe.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 104 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Black and White Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781845021603



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This edition, "Geordie's Mingin Medicine" is a translation into Scots dialect of Roald Dahl's humourous fantasy tale for children, "George's Marvelous Medicine". From the jacket notes on the Itchy Coo edition, "Geordie's Grannie wis a grabbie crabbit ault wumman wi peeliewally broon teeth and a wee snirkit-up mooth like a dug's bahookie. She wis aye compleenin, girnin, greetin, grummlin and mulligrumphin aboot somethin or ither. She wis a meeserable auld grumph." And so the story continues, in the vernacular Scots dialect which is seldom heard now except when speaking to elderly Scots in certain regions. Best enjoyed when read aloud by a Scotsman or woman who can go with the flow, make the most of the dialect, and enjoy the wild exaggerations and hilarious events of the story.

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