Walter Scott was no bland tartan romantic, he was dumbed down

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    This week sees the 200-year anniversary of the publication of Walter Scott’s first novel Waverley. Journalist Stuart Kelly has called Scott “the man who invented a nation” but what is Scott’s relevance for today? What kind of version of Scotland and of history more generally has he given us?

     

    Period9 Jul 2014

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