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Whiskey, kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster : traveling through Scotland with Boswell and Johnson

Author: William W Starr
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 2011.
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In 1773 the distinguished duo of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson toured the Scottish terain, which at that time was largely unknown. In 2007 William Starr followed their path in reverse. This is his account of the trek along with some biographical, intellectual and cultural history.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Whiskey, kilts, and the Loch Ness Monster.
Columbia S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, 2011
(OCoLC)773021083
Named Person: James Boswell; Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; Samuel Johnson; James Boswell; Samuel Johnson
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William W Starr
ISBN: 9781611171228 1611171229
OCLC Number: 795241131
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Stirling --
Loch Lomond --
Inveraray --
To Oban --
Mull --
Iona --
Mull to Fort William --
Skye, part I --
Raasay --
Skye, part II --
The Outer Hebrides --
The high Highlands --
The Orkneys --
Inverness and Loch Ness --
Culloden --
Northeast Scotland --
Down the east coast --
Arbroath and beyond --
Pitlochry --
To Edinburgh --
Edinburgh --
Auchinleck --
The last days --
Afterword back to the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: William W. Starr.

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In 1773 the distinguished duo of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson toured the Scottish terain, which at that time was largely unknown. In 2007 William Starr followed their path in reverse. This is his account of the trek along with some biographical, intellectual and cultural history.

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