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Curious Scotland: Tales from a Hidden History | George Rosie
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A lighthearted treasury of historical facts about Scotland shares such lesser-known tidbits as the characters behind the military's "Operation Vegetarian," the legacy of Cherokee chieftain John Ross, and the story of the Glasgow Frankenstein. 10,000 first printing.
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We had quite a mixture of places and genres for our Travel/World reading theme this month for #LitsyATXReadersSociety. Almost everyone read multiple books, so I guess this was a popular theme! What a terrific discussion, I very much enjoyed it!

teainthelibrary This is amazing! I just added many to my TBR list 😂 3mo
rabbitprincess That's quite the cover on Curious Scotland 😂 3mo
Soubhiville @rabbitprincess yes! @eyelit read that one. She‘s very interested in Scotland, and read at least parts of 4 books about it! 3mo
alysonwrites I really enjoyed this discussion, too. So many different lenses on travel—food, cycling, folklore, burial customs, fiction. It was great! 3mo
Soubhiville @Morr_Books here are all the club‘s travel books. Enjoy! 2mo
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It was hard to capture in a photo - but we travelled 25 miles on a single track lane, through mountains and skirting lochs, not seeing another car in order to visit Scotland‘s most remote bookshop! This is what holidays are made of! I 🖤 my husbands patience!!🤣

monalyisha This looks like an amazing trip! 😍 1y
eanderson This is a pretty picture!!! 1y
DGRachel Exciting! 1y
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wanderinglynn Scotland is high on my list of places to visit. ❤️💚 1y
LittleBug That‘s an amazing idea! This one goes on my ‘must visit‘ list!!😊 1y
CouronneDhiver No way 😍😍😍 That‘s gorgeous! 1y
BiblioLitten 😍 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Lovely!! Where is it? 1y
Mdargusch Wow! That sounds like a great day! 1y
Mitch @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled it‘s near Lochinver in the Scottish Highlands. It‘s an amazing setting. 1y
Mitch @wanderinglynn we came for the first time last year and fell in love. Been back 5 times since. I think you‘d love it. (edited) 1y
Cathythoughts This sounds an amazing spot. Still never been to Scotland... I definitely want to go next time with my husband ( he goes there a fair bit ) ... you get to some lovely places 👍🏻❤️ 1y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled We went to Scotland last summer and drove all over. Absolutely loved it. Can‘t wait to go back! Enjoy! Post more pics!! 1y
LeahBergen Oooooh! How amazing! 😍 1y
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It‘s only day 1 of our Scottish break and we‘re already on bookshop number 2! #prelovedbooks

wanderinglynn You‘re doing vacation right! 📚❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver You are a champion at vacations... it‘s really refreshing. Some simple, some more complex, but always wonderfully enviable. 1y
Mitch @wanderinglynn Is there any other way??!🤣🤣 1y
Mitch @CouronneDhiver ahhh thank you. I love our micro adventures. I‘m trying to live by the motto ‘ make every day count‘ 1y
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Next up for my #BackpackEurope trip is #Scotland, exciting!! Not sure I will get to see that much of the beautiful country considering the company I have chosen to hang with, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. We shall see..


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Add “read all the books” to this shirt and that pretty much sums me up!💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙

suvata Me too! 2y
Kindredanne I love that tee shirt!! 2y
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Leelee08 @Kindredanne I want it, too!! 2y
CoverToCoverGirl Going to Scotland is at the top of my bucket list! 😎 2y
Christine11 I hope you get to visit here soon ! I‘m biased but it really is beautiful! 💙🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿💙 2y
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I don‘t have much family, and the only place I‘ve ever felt truly at home was in Scotland. Alabama is a long way from the place I really consider my home. I‘d give anything to be there right now.💚(this pic was taken from the backside of the cottage we stayed in...)

LitLogophile I resonate with this a lot. I don‘t have very much family at all and I currently live in Kentucky, but the places that make me feel at home are close to my ❤️ 2y
Leelee08 @LitLogophile I know exactly how you feel.💚 2y
queerbookreader Move there!! Scotland is beautiful!! And my friend who lives there says they've got puffin birds on some of the northern islands which is enough to convince me to live there forever 🐧 2y
Leelee08 @queerbookreader I wish! I‘m trying to talk my husband into it, and I‘m going to eventually wear him down. 😂💚 2y
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I may have a slight #obsession (she admits while trying to hide the fact that this is only half her collection of books on the subject) 😆 #maybookflowers

drokka Sometimes seeing another Litten's collection is like looking at one's one. Other than the Geddes MacGregor book, I have all of those as well. 3y
LornaDH @Eyelit - I can send you some books and stuff from here, too! 💜 3y
MayJasper Wow. Do you live in Scotland? 3y
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JazzFeathers I find it quite easy to have an obsession with Scotland. Beside, l might also have an obsession with Ireland. Sometimes l wonder who the hell l was in another life 🤔😆 3y
Andrew65 I have to admit I love reading mystery or crime books set in Scotland, especially on the many islands. Thoroughly recommend The Lewis Trilogy by Peter May and The Shetland Series by Ann Cleeves. I don't live in Scotland but spend long periods there in the Summer so this may be an #obsession for me too! 3y
Eyelit @drokka good to know I'm not alone! Have you been? 3y
Eyelit @LornaDH that would be awesome! 💜 3y
Eyelit @Mayjasper I wish! I've been once and I plan to go again someday 😃 3y
Eyelit @JazzFeathers I feel ya - I think I was Scottish in another life 😁 3y
Eyelit @Andrew65 thanks for the recs!! 3y
booksandsympathy I have the same obsession with some of the same books. 😁 3y
Hooked_on_books I love Scotland! I was completely thrilled when I was mistaken for a local while in Scotland (yet I'm not even ethnically Scottish). 3y
BooksTeasAndBookishThings SAME ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
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I'm slightly obsessed with Scotland (this is a very small sampling of my books on the subject) so I'd be remiss if I didn't choose it as my #wishicouldbethere for #booktober

queerbookreader I love Scotland too 😍 do you have any books on the Scottish Gaelic language or the Scots language? 3y
GinaAnderson 💗💗💗 3y
EnidBiteEm One day I will get there 💕 3y
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I-read-and-eat Just a few more days for me and I'll be in edinburg for a week 😊 I love Schotland 💗 3y
[DELETED] 3323341091 that is a wonderful obsession -- it is a grand place. 3y
Eyelit @lemonlime799 I don't - but am def open to suggestions! 3y
Eyelit @EnidBiteEm totally with you on that! 3y
Eyelit @I-read-and-eat so jealous! Enjoy your time there! 3y
RealLifeReading Lots of fans of Scotland here! I love it too and was lucky enough to visit about ten years ago 3y
SarahK Scotland is the best. 3y
alanacristin Ohh nice. Which would you recommend starting with? 3y
Eyelit @alanacristin I'd start with the lighter - curious Scotland or how the scots invented... 3y
alanacristin Shall do! They both look fun 😀 3y
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