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Wallace, Ian Reflections on Scotland , Norwich: Jarrolds, 1988

First edition. Red cloth, gilt, maps, many col photos Pagination: 224. Reflections on Scotland is a beguiling and highly individual book, documenting a great many curious and unusual buildings, monuments and mementoes. Interspersed throughout the book is a series of affectionate memories of Ian Wallace’s Scottish family and childhood, with a wry appreciation of the land of his forefathers, not to mention their dry, or even downright ironic wit and humour.<P>It is a country with an exciting, proud and turbulent past, crowded with warrior heroes and kings, poets and musicians. Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sir Walter Scott and countless others all found inspiration in the land of their birth, and Scotland must surely be celebrated in both verse and song more than anywhere else.<P>Naturally enough there are several tales stemming from Ian Wallace’s extraordinary varied career as both actor and singer, now in its forty-fourth year. He has worked for close on forty of those years in Scotland, and for all of them he has been married to a girl from Fife.<P>From the shores of the Solway and the isolated splendour of the Isle of Skye, to the tranquillity of the grounds of Melrose Abbey and the glories of Edinburgh, Reflections on Scotland covers over 200 locations, with magnificent colour photographs, specially commissioned for publication. It is a book for both specialist and general reader alike and will win Ian Wallace countless new admirers. Contents: Introduction; Dumfries and Galloway; Strathclyde; Glasgow; Central; Highland; Islands; Grampian; Tayside; Fife; Edinburgh; Lothian; Borders; Useful maps; General index; Acknowledgements. Book: head sl bumped, VG+, Jacket: clipped, sl edge creasing, spine v sl sunned, VG (Book ref. 2092 )  £ 12.00

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