Jarrold Publishing is proud to present this new title on Sir Walter Scott one of the most outstanding Scotsmen of his era. Scott was the first to be a best-selling author in three different genres: in poetry, in the historical novel and in history. He was the first to portray his country in so favourable alight that it coloured the outlook of Europe on Scotland - an outlook that continues today. His influence extended to many spheres. Above all he kept alive a Scottish awareness that may well have disappeared without his efforts. The author, Kathleen Hardie, is well known in Scottish literary circles and contributes to several periodicals and to the feature sections of quality newspapers. She has a special interest in Scott's works. She deals authoritatively with Sir Walter Scott as child, schoolboy, student, apprentice, advocate, collector, lover, husband, editor, farmer, Border poet, national poet, property owner, novelist, celebrity, forester, laird, host, man of affairs, impresario, father-in-law, businessman, debtor, historian, traveller and trail-maker-amongst others.
This imaginatively designed and well illustrated title is an important, up-to-date introduction to a man whose contribution to the cultural fabric of his country cannot be underestimated.