Pilgrims in the Rough

Pilgrims in the Rough

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An Unreliable History of St Andrews

Michael Tobert

ISBN: 9781910745083

Binding: paperback

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For centuries, people have been travelling to St. Andrews. Whether they were on a holy pilgrimage to see the magnificent Cathedral and the preserved bones of St. Andrew, or devout golfers putting their skills to the test on the Old Course - that holy grail of golf courses - or just students and scholars jostling for a place at one of Scotland’s most esteemed centres of learning, St. Andrews has always attracted pilgrims.

Michael Tobert leads his readers through St. Andrews’ historic highs and lows with a potent combination of the anecdotal and the informative. His writing is both astute and downright funny, and he proves that sometimes, truth really is stranger than fiction.


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Tobert displays genuine erudition on such topics as the history of the cathedral and university and, of course, the tricky business of playing the Old Course itself.   The Scotsman