Does Anyone Like Midges? : And 99 Other Improbable Questions Paperback
by Jim Hewitson
Humorous, informative and oddly intriguing Scottish questions are answered.
After the success of the internationally bestselling "Does Anything Eat Wasps?", here are all the particularly Scottish questions people never knew they wanted answered, like: Is it true that most Scottish fishermen can't swim?
How do you go about proving your claim to the throne of Scotland?
Where in Scotland is the wettest place in Europe? Are Aberdonians really the dourest of the dour and meanest of the mean?
Was Scotland really named after a bunch of Irish pirates?
Was high-rise housing such a bad idea? Are half the children in Scotland now born to unmarried parents?
What makes Scots angry? And has anyone ever been killed by Highland midges? A wheen of queries about Scotland and the Scots, this is a miscellany of the unlikely but true in one of the strangest wee countries in the world.
With one hundred questions handily arranged by category, "Does Anyone Like Midges?" is a compendium of the most perplexing and timeless Scottish questions, big and not-so-big, that have somehow escaped answer until now, each one authoritatively dealt with in a manner sure to illuminate and flabbergast in equal measure.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Black and White Publishing
- Publication Date: 31/10/2006
- Category: Humour
- ISBN: 9781845021146