Robbie Shepherd's Doric Columns

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Birlinn, Limited, 2006 - Scottish wit and humor - 196 pages
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Reflecting on current affairs, books and films, Robbie Shepherd's weekly column in the Aberdeen Press and Journal has long enjoyed an enthusiastic following. Written in Doric, and prefaced by a quote from a Doric poem, each column discusses contemporary events in a tongue that, though still spoken today, is also evocative of the past. Delighting local readers, clippings of Robbie's articles also find their way all over the world, reuniting relatives and friends with the memories of their homeland and their mother tongue. For the first time, over fifty of Robbie's Press and Journal columns have been brought together in one collection. With superb illustrations by Graham MacLennan, this book will appeal to Robbie's long-established fans, as well as to those as yet unfamiliar with his wry observation and humour expressed in the Doric tongue.

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About the author (2006)

Robbie Shepherd is a well-known BBC presenter and author, and Norman Harper, author of the Stronach stories, was for many years a weekly columnist for the Press and Journal. In 2001 he was awarded an MBE for services to Scottish Dance Music and Scottish Culture.

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