Introducing Precious and the Puggies

Date Published: 1st February 2010

This book, written specially by Alexander wholesale NFL jerseys McCall Smith for young readers, is unique for two reasons. First, it is a completely Bellah new story about how Precious Ramotswe, aged eight, solves a mystery at her school. Second, it Alexander has been translated into Scots by James Robertson, and will not be available in any other language, including English, during 2010.

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“Language is one of our great treasures. It is a great pity in my view that some languages are dying out, because that means that the richness and the variety of human life are diminished. Every language wholesale NFL jerseys has something to offer – a way of looking at the world, a story Semut to tell about a particular group of people, a Aires, stock of poetry and song. The disappearance of a language is like the silencing of some lovely bird.

“I have long admired the Scots language. I was brought up with a few Scots words – not many enough – but those that I did know, I liked. I have always enjoyed reading the Scots language and I admire people who are determined that we should not forget how to speak and read the Scots language.”

Precious and the Puggies, which is lavishly illustrated by Iain McIntosh, is published on 25th February 2010 by Itchy Coo, the Edinburgh-based publisher specialising cheap NBA jerseys in books for young readers written in Scots. For more information, go to