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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 Gdansk, in Poland. She graduated from the University of Gdansk with an MA in English philology. She now lives in Edinburgh, where she works as an ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) tutor.

'W Szkocji mówi się o dwóch językach - urzędowym angielskim i starodawnym gaelickim. Tymczasem polska badaczka dotarła do źródeł trzeciego języka używanego na północy Wielkiej Brytanii - jest to język scots. Chcąc ułatwić swoim rodakom komunikację z mieszkańcami Szkocji, stworzyła polsko-angielski leksykon języka scots, który jest ciekawą i zaskakującą lekturą.'
-- Magdalena Grzymkowska, Dziennik Polski

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 his inimitable style and gusto, 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, author of The Weem Witch and Largo's Untold Stories, has sought out and gathered together some truly fascinating tales from history.

St Andrews' Untold Stories

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Leonard Low

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The Weem Witch

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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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