Friday, May 26, 2017

First Line Friday - Bannockburn Edition



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Happy First Line Friday and last day of school!

I am super late in posting this, but here it is now, short and sweet and a line from a book about a battle fought in a country I love so dearly.

"2014 sees the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn, one of the few events that genuinely changed the direction of Scotland's history. Its outcome was far from inevitable, indeed it was a remarkably unlikely victory."

Let me know what you think of this line, and/or leave a line of your own. Then, visit my fellow First-Liners to see what they have this week.


Happy Reading!
Sarah

10 comments:

  1. As a fellow lover of all things Scottish, I agree this is a great first line! The battle of Bannockburn was an unexpected victory and changed the course of history.

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    1. I LOVE SCOTLAND!! have you ever been there? If so, where? I am in love with Edinburgh and have never felt so at home any place else.

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  2. Better late than never! Enjoy your weekend :-)

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  3. What an interesting front cover! I had the lovely opportunity to visit Edinburgh several years ago, and it was simply splendid...I got to tour Edinburgh Castle and Hollyrood Palace. :)

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    1. Oh gosh yes, those places are amazing! The whole Royal Mile is just beautiful. I loved walking around Edinburgh Castle, but prefer Stirling Castle above all others (in Scotland, anyway). Holyrood was also amazing - to see where Mary had eaten with her ladies, and to be able to stand in the place that Rizzio was murdered was almost too much. I can't wait to go back when my daughter is old enough. Her middle name is even spelled Edin instead of Eden, because I love Edinburgh so much.

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  4. One of the advantages of being Scottish is the historical places to visit-battlefields, castles...I love doing the tourist thing! Eilean Donan castle is so scenic...visited that a few years ago on a bus trip.

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    1. SO JEALOUS! I wish I was Scottish! I am about 99% German with a little Swede for good measure. Visiting Scotland was my mom's dream vacation so for Mother's Day in 2009 I surprised her with a trip planned for the week of her birthday. I have never felt I belonged anywhere so much as I felt it the first morning we stepped off the bus and onto the Royal Mile. It was like coming home, to a place I had never been before. We went on two day tours and we had the coolest driver, Hugh, who was not afraid to drive a big bus very fast around the bends in Trossachs! And we even did a cruise on Loch Ness, which was a blast. I think Loch Lomond was my favorite, and Stirling Castle. And Iverness. Basically, I love all of Scotland. And the Ben Doran is the cutest, best little B&B ever.

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  5. That beginning would definitely make me want to read more!

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    1. It's a fairly slim volume, and I like it so far. I have a special place in my heart for the times that the Scots sent the English packing - however short-lived it might have been.

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