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  • The Concise Dictionary of Scottish Words and Phrasesby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 6.99

    A concise but comprehensive collection of Scottish words and phrases. more...

  • The Concise Dictionary of Scottish Quotationsby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 6.99

    A concise but comprehensive collection of famous Scottish quotes. more...

  • Scottish Wit & Wisdomby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 7.99

    Scotland has had its fair share of comedians, both professional and self-styled, but the wit of Scotland is not traditionally of the ha-ha, belly-laugh variety. It's rather of the understated, wry-smile type, known in Scotland as 'pawkie' humour. The Concise Scots Dictionary defines 'pawkie' as having a matter-of-fact, humorously critical outlook on... more...

  • Scottish Baby Namesby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 7.99

    Scottish Baby Names gives a valuable insight into the naming process in Scotland, both ancient and modern. The Scots method of naming children has changed greatly in recent years. Few families still adhere to the old system of naming offspring after family members. Recent trends show the influence of celebrities, the resurgence in popularity of what... more...

  • Annoying English Clichésby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2008; US$ 5.99

    This is a compilation of the most annoying English cliche´s around today; those expressions that you hear time and time again and that make you cringe with irritation when you do hear them, but which - even more annoyingly! - you find yourself using out of sheer habit. Examples featured include: by and large, to be honest, a categorical denial, courtesy... more...

  • NTC's Super-Mini English Idioms Dictionaryby Richard Spears; Betty Kirkpatrick

    McGraw-Hill Education 2000; US$ 8.00

    This includes more than 1,800 of the most frequently used idioms in contemporary British English, each with at least two example sentences. Compiled with non-native speakers in mind, the entire collection is compressed into a pocket-size edition. more...

  • Great Scotsby Betty Kirkpatrick; Catriona Crombie

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 7.99

    In landmass and population, Scotland is a fairly small country but in terms of making an impact on the world throughout history, she has regularly punched above her weight. This small reference work highlights Scotland's key movers and shakers: political leaders, inventors, engineers, doctors, writers, kings, artists, sports personalities, singers,... more...

  • Haggis, Hogmanay and Halloweenby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    Scotland is a beautiful country steeped in history, culture, legend and customs. Many of its customs live on and this book looks at some of the most important of these, notably: Haggis (Scotland’s national dish which is celebrated on Burns’ night), Halloween, and Hogmanay. more...

  • Greyfriars Bobbyby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    Greyfriars Bobby was a little terrier best remembered for his complete and utter loyalty to his owner. When his master died, Bobby took up a more or less constant vigil at his grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh. Now Bobby’s statue stands guard opposite the gates of the graveyard and is one of Edinburgh’s most visited tourist sites. This... more...

  • Nessieby Betty Kirkpatrick

    Crombie Jardine Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 2.99

    Nessie is the pet name given to a creature that may, or may not, live within the waters of Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. She has been the subject of great controversy for many years. Some believe in her implicitly; others think she is at best a myth, and at worst a load of old codswallop. This little book covers the Nessie basics - her supposed... more...