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1814 Year of Waverley: How Walter Scott's Novel Changed Us

Water Scott dramatised and changed history. 1814 Year of Waverley guides you through Scott's life and exciting times. These include Scott's career in Edinburgh and the Borders, as invalid, schoolboy, lawyer, translator, his first successes as a ballad-collector and poet - backgrounded by the French and industrial revolutions. People today still get hooked on Walter Scott, and e-readers can present his world in large instead of miniscule type. It all started with the sensation of Waverley, or 'Tis Sixty Years Since, set in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745.

With Scoular Anderson's cartoons and the magic of QR access to virtual Scott-land on the internet, see how the scene and dilemmas of Scott's characters still matter today!

This is the second book in the Clan Scotland series, aiming to provide a brief, readable narrative and analytical approach to Scotland' history, culture and traditions, widening access and cutting down on 'long words that make us all sad.' Championing new initiatives, this series of imaginative books will eventually link into an online companion resource, helping young people interact with projects and emerging opportunities across Scotland. The first Clan Scotland book, Scotland the Brief: A Short History of a Nation (New Edition), was published in 2012. To learn more about Clan Scotland, find us on Twitter or visit

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