Thursday, June 05, 2014

Miles Kington, ed. Punch on Scotland

     Miles Kington, ed. Punch on Scotland (1977) A scrapbook of cartoons, articles, squibs. Mildly amusing, with some semi-serious commentary on Scots-English relations, the invented traditions of the tartan and the kilt, and some serious comment on Scottish independence, which may happen any year now. A pleasant intermittent read.
     Best cartoon: Lady of the house, to newly engaged maid: “Mary, why did you not tell me in your letter of application that you were Scotch?” Mary: “I didna want to be boasting, Mem.”
     Exactly. **½

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