In Search of Scotland

by H. V. Morton

Hardcover, 1930




New York, Dodd, Mead, (1930). Eighth Edition. 16 illustrations and a map. 8pp. of publishers ads. Maroon cloth.

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LibraryThing member hhornblower
I picked up "In Search of England" about 20 years ago from a little shop near the Lake District. Knowing nothing about the book, just being a bit of an Anglophile, I figured this is something for me. Since that time, I have always kept an eye out for more books by Mr. Morton. His writing is just so engaging and endearing, while being delightfully non-PC. His writing, and this book is one of the better ones of his that I have read, certainly make me miss an era that I wasn't even alive to enjoy.… (more)
LibraryThing member HenriMoreaux
HV Morton's In Search of Scotland is one great, near century old, travelogue.

Part history, part experience, part travel diary it gives you a wonderful sense of the atmosphere of the places he visited on his tour of Scotland in 1929. These parts of the book are seamlessly woven together in a compelling and rich narrative that draws you into how things were in days past.

Included are maps of his route and several plates of his photographs recording especially notable places and views such as the Galashiels Memorial.

If the opportunity arose I would certainly travel to Scotland and follow in his footsteps with this book in hand and compare today to how things were nearly a century ago.
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