Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country (Paperback)Billy Connolly (author)
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The Big Yin pays funny, moving and entirely unvarnished homage to the country that so defines him.
After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: "This must mean a lot to you, with you coming from nothing?"
I looked at her, and I laughed. "I did'nae come from nothing," I told her. "I come from something." I grew up in the tenements of post-war Glasgow. I am very proud to be working class, and especially a working-class Glaswegian who has worked in the shipyards. I come from the working class. And, most of all, I come from Scotland.
Scotland is a unique and wonderful place. Its national motto says a lot about it: Nemo me impune lacessit. A decent translation might be: `By all means punch me in the nose but prepare yourself for a kick in the arse.' I did'nae come from nothing: I come from Scotland. And this book is about why I will always be happy and proud that I do.'
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 19 mm
'Brutally honest and infectiously funny.' - The Mail
'Laugh out loud funny.' - The Herald
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