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A Scots-Polish Lexicon

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Kasia Michalska

In 2014 we published A Scots-Polish Lexicon.

Many visitors to Scotland -- and many who come to stay -- are surprised by the linguistic variety of the country when they discover Scots and Gaelic are spoken as well as English. This book offers a wide selection of Scots words for members of the Polish community. It includes Scots words and their Polish equivalents, as well as short articles about aspects of Scotland, and some traditional Scottish recipes.

The author, Kasia Michalska, was born in Poland and now lives and works in Edinburgh.

Chosen by writer and publisher James Robertson, A Scots-Polish Lexicon appeared in The Bottle Imp's list of the Best Scottish Books of 2014.

'This delightful volume is aimed at the large number of Poles who have made Scotland their home in recent years ... you don't have to be Polish to enjoy and learn from it ... A great resource for teachers, bairns, visitors and residents regardless of origin'
-- James Robertson, The Bottle Imp

In September we published Leonard Low's new book, St Andrews' Untold Stories.

St Andrews is a peaceful and attractive place today, but Low has dug through dusty tomes to uncover a past of religious war, murder, adultery, plagues, witch trials, disasters at sea, air raids, all recounted with vivid impact, to delight his many fans.

From the earliest beginnings of the city - back in the time when St Regulus arrived carrying holy bones of St Andrew - to dramatic happenings in the twentieth century, the story of St Andrews contains extraordinary episodes, many of which were significant in the history of Scotland. Leonard Low has sought out and gathered together some truly fascinating tales from history.

'Leonard Low, who also wrote The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories, writes with enthusiasm and definitive style and gusto'
-- The Courier

St Andrews' Untold Stories

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Leonard Low

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Founded in 2001, Steve Savage Publishers started with the acquisition of the list of Gordon Wright Publishing Ltd, of Edinburgh. Our intention is to develop Gordon Wright's strong commitment to Scottish writing. Our list includes books on Scottish history, literature, languages and folklore, as well as guidebooks, humorous titles, and new and classic writing from Scotland and elsewhere.

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