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Made In Scotland: My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country

by Billy Connolly - £8.99  Ebury Publishing (BBC Books) (2019)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781785943744 | ISBN 10: 178594374x

All roads lead home.
 
‘After my knighthood was announced, a woman from the BBC came to Glasgow to interview me. We sat down in a lovely hotel in a nice part of town, and she hit me with her first question: “This must mean a lot to you, with you coming from nothing?” I looked at her, and I laughed.
 
“I did’nae come from nothing,” I told her. “I come from something.”
 
I grew up in the tenements of post-war Glasgow. I am very proud to be working class, and especially a working-class Glaswegian who has worked in the shipyards. I come from the working class. And, most of all, I come from Scotland.
 
Scotland is a unique and wonderful place. Its national motto says a lot about it: Nemo me impune lacessit. A decent translation might be: ‘By all means punch me in the nose but prepare yourself for a kick in the arse.’
 
I did’nae come from nothing: I come from Scotland. And this book is about why I will always be happy and proud that I do.’

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