Speakin O Dundee
This beautifully written collection of stories is entirely written in Scots as spoken in Dundee. Short and easy to read, their style is loyal to the traditional way of storytelling. Stuart McHardy explains how he has collected his stories along the way, many of them picked up in pubs in Dundee where friends meet to share warm anecdotes around a fresh pint. Each one of this stories introduces briefly how they relate to Dundee; for instance A Snail Tale comes from the middle age fear of the plague; The Black Band brings back memories of Dundee's nineteenth century reputation of a lawless town and The Resurrection Man proudly introduces the Dundee version of Burke and Hare. With this book, Stuart McHardy achieves what he deeply believes in: sharing, sharing, sharing, since the magic of storytelling comes from these misty waters between facts and myths that need to flow not to stagnate.