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The ultimate Burns supper book : a practical (but irreverent) guide to Scotland's greatest celebration

Author: Clark McGinn
Publisher: New York : Luath Press Ltd, 2013.
Series: Ultimate Scotland.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book; containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest. It includes: complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches; what to wear; how to prepare and present speeches; common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!); Burns'  Read more...
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McGinn, Clark.
Ultimate Burns Supper Book.
New York : Luath Press Ltd, 2013
Named Person: Robert Burns; Robert Burns
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clark McGinn
ISBN: 9781909912335 1909912336
OCLC Number: 854521244
Description: 1 online resource (256 pages).
Contents: Author Bio; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Brief Thoughts On A Second Edition; Here's a bottle and an honest friend!; Foreword; SECTION ONE; 'Vehement Celebrations' --
Why do we bother in the first place?; The History of the Burns Supper --
How did we get here?; The Man Himself; SECTION TWO; Before You Sit Down; Invitations; Dress --
The kilt question (No, the other kilt question); Paraphernalia --
Is there a Scots word for kitsch? 65; Seating Plan and Tables; The Burns Supper in Order; The Menu (or Bill o' Fare); The Grace; Food; Soup and Starters. The 'Address to a Haggis'The Haggis Course; The Main Course; Sweets and Puddings; Cheese; Coffee; Drink; Wines; Aperitifs; At Last, the Whisky!; Speeches; The Queen; The Immortal Memory; The Toast to the Lassies; The Reply to the Toast to the Lassies; Other Speeches; Music (How many pipers does it take to fill a semi?); Entertainment; Poems and Songs; Music and Dance; Auld Lang Syne; SECTION THREE; As Audience; As Chairman/Organiser; As Speaker or Performer; SECTION FOUR; Buffeted by Circumstances; St Andrew's Night and Tartan Day; Hogmanay; SECTION FIVE; The Top Controversies; Having Fun! Appendix IAppendix II; Appendix III; Appendix IV; Appendix V; Footnotes; Also from Luath; Luath.
Series Title: Ultimate Scotland.
Responsibility: Clark McGinn.

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Clark McGinn, one of the foremost Burns Supper speakers in the world, presents The Ultimate Burns Supper Book; containing all the information you need to enjoy a Supper, whether as host, speaker or guest. It includes: complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches; what to wear; how to prepare and present speeches; common Burns Supper questions (and their answers!); Burns' greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the Address to a Haggis and answers to your worries about eating haggis and drinking whisky. Auld Sco.

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