The Road North
By June Skinner Sawyers
300 Years of Classic Scottish Travel Writing
cotland is one of the most well-recorded countries in terms of travel writing. The Romans were the first to record their impressions of the bleak and formidable frontier they had to confront and attempt to tame, but it is only over the last 300 years that a catalogue of published material has been created which allows the reader to discover the country as it once was.
The writers are:
DANIEL DEFOE, WASHINGTON IRVING, ROBERT SOUTHEY, JAN MORRIS, COLM TOIBIN, HENRY JAMES, ALASTAIR SCOTT, MICHAEL W. RUSSELL, DOROTHY WORDSWORTH, QUEEN VICTORIA, NAN SHEPHERD, H. V. MORTON, GAVIN MAXWELL, EDMUND BURT, THOMAS PENNANT, EDWIN MUIR, JAMES CAMPBELL, PAUL THEROUX, DAVID McFADDEN, MARTIN MARTIN, SETON GORDON, JOHN McPHEE, JOHN O RIORDAIN, SIR ALASTAIR DUNNETT, ALEXANDER SMITH, SAMUEL JOHNSON, NEIL GUNN, JAMES BOSWELL, MARGARET FAY SHAW, ALISON JOHNSON, DEREK COOPER, BETTINA SELBY, W. R. MITCHELL, EMILY HIESTAND, LAWRENCE MILLMAN and JOHN McKINNEY.
Presented on a regional basis, this compendium will take the reader on a virtual journey through Scotland revealing its many differing aspects as observed by these renowned writers. An essential companion for anyone with an interest in Scotland.
Comprehensive and critically acclaimed collection of the best Scottish travel writing.