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23 JULY 2009
BEING A SCOT BY SEAN CONNERY (PAPERBACK)

By: FSWL team
Published:
2009-07-01
UK Publication of Sean Connery's book Being A Scot in paperback.

Although he is an indubitably international superstar, Sir Sean Connery still knows the city of Edinburgh practically street by street from delivering the morning milk as a schoolboy. His round included Fettes College, where Ian Fleming had sent his fictional James Bond after he was expelled from Eton.

Being A Scot is a vivid and highly personal portrait of Scotland and its achievements, which is self-revelatory whilst full of Sir Sean's desire to shine light upon Scottish success and heroic failure. His personal quest with his friend and co-writer Murray Grigor has been to seek answers to some perplexing questions: How did Scots come to devise so many new sports and games, or raise others to new heights? What gave fire to the Gothic tendency in Scottish literature? Why have so many creatively inventive and influential architects been Scots? Where did Scotland's unreal blend of psychotic humour originate? And what about the national tradition of self-deprecation sometimes called the Scottish cringe?

Sean Connery offers a correction to misconceptions that many believe are part of the historical record whilst revealing as never before his own vibrant personal history.

BOOK DETAILS:
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Phoenix
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0753826313
ISBN-13: 978-0753826317
Dimensions: 221 mm x 184 mm x 25 mm

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sir Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh in 1930. He shot to international fame as James Bond. His three great passions in life are acting, golf and Scotland, and he rates his love of Scotland first.

(The hardcover edition of Being A Scot was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in August 2008.)

Editor's note:
For more posts about Sean Connery featured on FSWL, click here.

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