Besides stimulating interest in Doric, a traditional dialect of spoken Scots, the main aim of this book is to entertain. Idioms, sayings, nursery and playground rhymes and an extensive glossary are provided. This text is also available as part of a book/cassette giftpack (ISBN 1-898218-17-X). "Teach Yourself Doric" went straight to the top of the best-sellers list on publication and since then demand has been almost insatiable, leading to this new edition. With tongue firmly in cheek, this lively book introduces and celebrates the dialogue of the north-east of Scotland. Now back in print, with a complete face-lift!
Douglas Kynoch, a broadcaster for over 30 years, worked with Grampian Television and later with BBC Scotland, presenting the news programmes 'Reporting Scotland' and 'Nationwide' on television and 'Good Morning Scotland' on radio. He has written and edited many books, including 'Doric Proverbs and Sayings', 'Doric for Swots', and 'A Doric Dictionary', as well as a collection of poems entitled 'The Minister's Cat'.