The Ultimate Burns Supper Book

The Ultimate Burns Supper Book


A Practical (But Irreverant) Guide to Scotland's Greatest Celebration

Clark McGinn

ISBN: 1st edition - 9781906817503; 2nd edition - 9781910745229

Binding: paperback

1st edition in stock; 2nd edition not yet published

Expected release, December 2020

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Back cover text:

Burns Suppers have existed for over 200 years in celebration of Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns. The Ultimate Burns Supper Book highlights the fun in organising a Burns Supper., whether you are a host or a guest.

The book includes a complete run through of what to expect on the night, with a list of courses and speeches, what to wear, how to prepare and present speeches, common Burns Supper questions (and answers!), Burn’s greatest poems, including a full English verse translation of the ‘Address to a Haggis’, and answers to your worries about eating haggis and drinking whisky.


This is the best, the clearest, the sharpest, the only guide you will ever need.   Professor Murray Pittock

A genial book that stresses the fun to be had rather than the rules to be followed… exudes bonhomie and offers practical suggestions and quirky factoids.   Scotland on Sunday

Mixes humour with some serious work on Burns.   Financial Times