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  1. Thread: Rob Roy

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    A biography of the real Rob Roy McGregor called...

    A biography of the real Rob Roy McGregor called 'The Highland Rogue' was published during his lifetime (he died in 1734). But it wasn't until Scott that he became centre stage. The novel generated a...
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    Rob Roy

    'Rob Roy' was the most popular of Scott's Scottish romances. Since it concerns an earlier Jacobite rebellion, in 1715, it has been compared to 'Waverley', but unlike in 'Waverley', the rebellion is...
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    The Mysteries of Udolpho

    'You speak like a heroine', said Montoni contemptuously. 'We shall see whether you can suffer like one'.

    And suffer Emily St. Aubert does, in Ann Radcliffe's best known Gothic shocker. The...
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    Great little book about Scott

    '1814 Year of Waverley' by Christopher Harvie is in the Clan Scotland series, a series about Scottish culture and history with an accompanying online resource, and is aimed partly at young people....
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    I can't skip or skim. When I read anything, I...

    I can't skip or skim. When I read anything, I have to read it all, including the stodgy or less interesting bits. And the notes (all of them), appendices and so on......You get the picture.
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    Sticky: Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History of the English...

    Bede's 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People', finished in 731AD, the story of the conversion of the English (and Scots,Welsh and Irish), to Christianity. It is also the first national...
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    I've got 'The Heart of Midlothian', but haven't...

    I've got 'The Heart of Midlothian', but haven't read it yet.

    Related fact - Heart of Midlothian Football Club (Hearts) is the only football team named after a novel.
  8. Thread: Aye or Nay?

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    Nay. Don't have anything. 'The Big Bang...

    Nay. Don't have anything.

    'The Big Bang Theory'?
  9. Thread: Say next word

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    Urine

    Urine
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    'The Antiquary' by Walter Scott

    'The Antiquary' was Scott's third novel and was his own personal favourite. It is set in a Scottish burgh town and begins with the arrival of a young Englishman, Lovel, who is in Fairport on...
  11. Thread: Say next word

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    negative

    negative
  12. Thread: Aye or Nay?

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    Aye. Guinea pigs?

    Aye.

    Guinea pigs?
  13. Thread: Say next word

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    onanism

    onanism
  14. Thread: Say next word

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    educate

    educate
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    ingratiate

    ingratiate
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    ingrate

    ingrate
  17. Thread: Aye or Nay?

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    Nay (rip-off) Prune juice?

    Nay (rip-off)

    Prune juice?
  18. Thread: Say next word

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    extension

    extension
  19. Thread: Aye or Nay?

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    Aye Fruit bowl for fruit?

    Aye

    Fruit bowl for fruit?
  20. Thread: Say next word

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    onside

    onside
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    Since Scott was hugely popular all over the...

    Since Scott was hugely popular all over the English-speaking world (as well as being translated into numerous languages), it follows that a great many of his readers must have been non-Scots who were...
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    Amy Dudley is certainly very much a victim. The...

    Amy Dudley is certainly very much a victim. The many portrayals of her in novels, including murder mysteries, always characterise her in the same way, so I assume they were following Scott's lead.
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  23. Thread: Aye or Nay?

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    Aye Pencils?

    Aye

    Pencils?
  24. Thread: Say next word

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    ingot

    ingot
  25. Thread: Say next word

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    etiolated

    etiolated
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