Wednesday, 13 August 2014

1814 year of Waverley - Walter Scott in context

A very nice book on Scott crossed our path today here at p&g. The kind of book Scott enthusiasts have been waiting for.
 
It is by Christopher Harvie and he describes some talks he is giving below: if you don't know Scots - Chris says he'll be speaking in English too.
 
Tales o' anither Grandfaither, Chris Harvie an his Chapbuiks: he’ll tell ye three tales aboot Sir Walter an oor Borderland, tho he’s a kynd chiel, an they’re no aa in the auld tung! An there’s rhyme an (un)reason forbye. 
  • At eleven i the forenoon, young Walter’s borderland, his faimly an freens
  •  Twae efter noon, the stations o’ WAVERLEY, when Charlie cam tae Selkirk
  •  Thrie, afore tea, hoo Sir Walter took on the warld, no tae speak o Boney!
 
 
You can catch Christopher Harvie's talks at Abbotsford - the home of Walter Scott (i the Gift-hoose …as Harvie puts it)- where he will be signing books on the 17th August 2014. They also have an archery competition. Nice stuff. Scott virtually invented Robin Hood as we know him today.

 
 
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