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Description - Midges by Alasdair Roberts

The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee beastie. This fascinating anthology of anecdotes and information about the minuscule marauder ranges from the eighteenth century to the present, covering such topics as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Queen Victoria, kilts and camping. Perhaps most importantly, however, it also includes a section on remedies and repellents, so locals and visitors can enjoy the pleasures of Scotland without the pain. And if the new midge-eating machines are as good as claimed, midges may soon be a thing of the past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841583860
ISBN-10: 1841583863
Format: Paperback
(180mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alasdair Roberts

Alasdair Roberts studied history at Edinburgh University and was a lecturer in teacher training at the Northern College in Aberdeen. He is now retired and currently working on several books of Scottish history. Bob Dewar is a freelance artist. He worked on The Beano and has illustrated a number of best-selling books, including The Purrrfect Cat. He lives in Fife.

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