Walter Scott's novels and poems reveal his view of history and the influences that made him. He was obsessed with the Borders lands and the exploits of his ancestry as he loved and lived through stories - his own as well as those he imagined. These stories were vital to his sense of place and sense of self; he could be said to be constantly 'inventing himself'. There is also his life story written after his death by his son-in-law, and the reminiscences of those who knew him.
All contribute to his legend. Eileen Dunlop looks for the truth behind the legend, as she has done in her other titles published by NMSE, Queen Margaret of Scotland and Robert Louis Stevenson: the Travelling Mind.
published November 2016 by NMS Enterprises Limited - Publishing
978 1 905267 93 4
234 x 154 mm
8 b/w illustrations