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In Search of Scotland

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A book by H. V. Morton is more than a travel book: it is a sensitive interpretation of a country's people and their history. The success of his first book on England, established the popularity of something new and refreshing in this type of literature. Mr Morton's travels have gained him thousands of readers in all parts of the world. The author has frequently been reques ...more
Published by Hesperides Press (first published January 1st 1929)
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Aug 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: scotland, travel
Four Stars is a bit generous but a travel book by Morton is like hearing about a country from a good friend with a big heart and an appreciation of literature, history and above all people who just returned from a trip to a foreign land full of enthusiasm. Morton wrote travel books for over 40 years and I think this was his first published in 1929 based on a series of articles he wrote for The Daily Mail as he an Englishman explored Scotland. Amazingly, the accounts are fresh and ring true for m ...more
Jul 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Morton seems to be enchanted by the rugged romance of Scotland, and he writes about it very movingly. His telling of history is so fresh and imaginative.
Henri Moreaux
HV Morton's In Search of Scotland is one great, near century old, travelogue.

Part history, part experience, part travel diary it gives you a wonderful sense of the atmosphere of the places he visited on his tour of Scotland in 1929. These parts of the book are seamlessly woven together in a compelling and rich narrative that draws you into how things were in days past.

Included are maps of his route and several plates of his photographs recording especially notable places and views such as the G
Apr 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This was one of the first books I really fell in love with...besides Lord of the Rings. I read it when I was 13 or 14 and I just ordered a copy from amazon to revisit it. Morton was a travel writer and he wrote a massive amount of books on various different countries.
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Henry Canova Vollam (H. V.) Morton, FRSL, was a journalist and pioneering travel writer from Lancashire, England, best known for his prolific and popular books on Britain and the Holy Land. He first achieved fame in 1923 when, while working for the Daily Express, he scooped the official Times correspondent during the coverage of the opening of the Tomb of Tutankhamon by Howard Carter in Egypt.

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