The Scottish Ambassador, Learning How To Be Scottish in America

Bill Bryson with a Scottish accent. An ex-pat Scot travels the US, persuading bemused Americans to teach her things she never learned back home. As she Scottish country dances in Honolulu, attempts to play bagpipes in New Orleans and golfs for the first time on a rattlesnake-infested sand course in Arizona, she learns what it means to be Scottish, Scottish-American and at home so far from home. More

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About Aefa Mulholland

Aefa Mulholland is an award-winning travel and food writer. She was born and raised in Glasgow and now divides her time between Toronto and Glasgow.
Aefa has worked with national broadcasters in the UK, Ireland and Canada, and with a plethora of publications from The Miami Herald to The Irish Times. She has been published or broadcast on four continents, writing or presenting on subjects from mule racing to the hazards of bingo to partying with The Pixies.
Her work has won a Northern Lights Award for Excellence in Travel Writing and an Irish Film Board award. Other things that Aefa has won include a national poetry competition (aged 6) for her heartfelt effort about a dead deer, three pounds betting on a mouse race in North Tipperary in 1982 and $12 in the New York State Lottery.
She writes strange hotel reviews and unlikely destination guides for Angry Sea Turtles and is working on a documentary about career options for seahorses. She often tries to persuade people to eat haggis.
She is the author of travel memoir The Scottish Ambassador and the short Chicken & Hen, both published by Ponies + Horses Books.

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