Edwin Moore

Edwin Moore was for twenty years a senior editor at the Collins Reference division in Glasgow. He is the author of two previous books: Lemmings Don't Leap: 180 Myths, Misconceptions and Urban Legends Exploded (2006) and Brief Encounters: Meetings Between (Mostly) Remarkable People (2007), both published by Chambers Harrap.



Entertaining and scholarly - he writes like a Scottish Bill Bryson
Dundee Courier

Edwin Moore's valiant attempt to navigate the more trivial contours of enlightenment and clearances, crown and parliament, dirt and deity. Moore proceeds from a sincere and controversial first principle: Scotland is really a rather pleasant and interesting place... As a work of popular scholarship it's in a different league to the Scottish novelty titles that get stocked next to the bookstore tills
Sunday Times

A real treat for the serendipitous Scotophile: plunge your hand into this bran-tub and it's hard not to come up with pure malt!
Reginald Hill

A fascinating look at the history of Scotland... Edwin Moore has collected a thousand important facts about this beautiful country, covering Scottish history and culture, correcting misconceptions, and examining the mysteries of haggis and bagpipes with insight, warmth and impressive attention to detail.
Good Book Guide

What's the connection between Homer Simpson and Larbert, and why are generations of lawyers grateful to a Paisley snail? Need to know more? Author Edwin Moore has gathered 1000 facts like these about Scotland in a quirky new book.
Scottish Daily Express