The Story of Scotland Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland
Written by Allan Burnett
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Stitching the history of Scotland is a wonderful project which shows scenes from the formation of Scotland when the mountainous land first took shape right up to the present day which is represented by the sporting hero – Andy Murray! Geology, history, politics, social events, religion, education and Scotland’s most romantic hero, Bonnie Prince Charlie are all brilliantly represented in the beautiful panels of this modern day Bayeaux Tapestry! A wonderful way of enjoying the history of a great country.
A Piece of Passion from Andrew Simmons, Editorial Manager, Birlinn The Great Tapestry of Scotland is an amazing work of art, telling not just the history of Scotland but also focusing on the achievements of Scots in all kinds of fields – scientific, artistic, literary, political, to name a few. Allan Burnett is one of the most accomplished writers for young people today, and his book is a fantastic companion to the tapestry, designed for readers aged 8 to 12. Illustrated with details from the tapestry’s 165 panels, it’s colourful, easy-to-read and packed with information and stories.
The Story of Scotland Inspired by the Great Tapestry of Scotland by Allan Burnett
The brainchild of bestselling author Alexander McCall Smith, historian Alistair Moffat and artist Andrew Crummy, the Great Tapestry of Scotland is an outstanding celebration of 420 million years of Scottish history and achievement. Involving a thousand stitchers who worked on 165 separate panels, the tapestry is one of the biggest community arts projects ever to have been conceived in Scotland. In this book, specifically designed for younger readers, bestselling children's author Allan Burnett tells the story of Scotland through the Tapestry itself - a thing of wonder, full of magic and adventures and mysteries. In addition to opening windows into key moments in history and introducing some of the most significant people who have shaped the nation, the book also celebrates the lives of ordinary Scotsmen and women over the ages. From saints, soldiers and Vikings to kings and queens, Arctic whalers and footballers, this is an amazing journey through the story of Scotland.
The most fantastic piece of folk art that I've seen - Liz Lochhead
An artwork about a people, made by a people ... Every country should stitch its national tapestry - Ben Macintyre, The Times
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Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
1st July 2014
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