funny scottish books


Are the best women in the world from Scotland? Having spent most of her life living among them, New York-born journalist Deedee Cuddihy has concluded that they probably are. They're certainly the most 'gallus' as The Wee Guide to Scottish Women clearly demonstrates. (Gallus: a term of praise - mischievous, wild, unmanageable.)

The Wee Guide to Scottish Women features 150 pages of hilarious, touching and sometimes shocking first-hand anecdotes drawn from interviews the author conducted with hundreds of people, and also "borrowings" from newspapers, the internet and other media.

New technology held no fears for Margaret in her later years. And the large print facility on her Kindle meant that, despite failing eyesight, she was able to enjoy reading '50 Shades of Grey'.

(from a eulogy at a Lanarkshire funeral)