Scotland the Text

Scotland the Text


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Nowadays, it can be hard to imagine what life was like with no mobile phones. Looking back, we can only wonder how much easier life might have been if people could just send each other a quick text! But what would history's most famous Scots have been texting about?

Would Rabbie Burns have been sending love poems to his lady friends? Would David Livingstone have been lost in the jungle for so long if he had Google maps? Perhaps David Hume could have spread his serious words of wisdom alongside some emojis. And William Wallace may well have rallied the troops over instant messaging!

This witty little book sets out to discover exactly what these Scots, and many more, might have been saying on their adventures. Scottish history has never been so entertaining, or so modern!

Product Details

Published: 25th October 2016
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 160 pages
ISBN: 9781785300639


Erin Duffy is a schoolteacher, book reviewer, and self-confessed nerd from Edinburgh. Having seen the surprising benefits of teaching her students about Scottish history reimagined via texting, she figured she would write a book on the topic for everyone’s enjoyment. When she’s not being a Scotland enthusiast, she’s probably playing ping pong. 


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