‘It is tremendously good fun winding up the Scots. It is terribly easy, particularly Scottish politicians. They can take things far too seriously.’ Jeremy Paxman
It’s 700 years since England fought Scotland at the Battle of Bannockburn. Miraculously – we still don’t understand how – the Scots actually won. It’s pretty much the only time they’ve ever beaten us at anything. So has there ever been a better opportunity to celebrate seven centuries of winding up the Scots?
Exploring everything from food, class, the empire and the weather to language, love and landscape, Thistle vs Rose is a hilarious miscellany of Anglo-Scots rivalry. Introduced by bestselling popular historian Albert Jack, it features quotes, jokes and trivia from Stephen Fry, Bill Bryson, Jimmy Carr, George Mikes, Michael McIntyre and many, many others.
* published alongside Susan’s Morrison’s rival Ebook 700 YEARS OF WINDING UP THE ENGLISH (9781473604933) *