Reviews of Doric books with where to buy them at the cheapest prices
A wide range of Doric books are available and below are our favourites with links to buy them at cheapest prices:
Doric Adult Colouring Book
Doric For Beginners
Doric Columns from Aberdeen's much loved BBC Radio Scotland presenter Robbie Shepherd collects his weekly columns from the local Press and Journal newspaper along with his Doric poems quotes.
This Doric book includes some fun cartoons from Graham MacLennan. Here is an extract:
She cwid still the maist noisy crood bi the sheer delivery o her wirds, wi that stracht, prood back as she sang o her ain fowk an their wyes.
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Spikkin Doric by Norman Harper, a columnist for the P&J for many years, is a comprehensive A to Z of the Aberdeen dialect and slang. Sadly, like many excellent Doric books, it is only for sale in second hand shops and commands a high price, but if you can get a copy you won't be disappointed. It's packed full of full sayings like "stue and sma steens" which translates to dust and small stones and means when someone makes a hasty exit, bystanders will observe wryly that "ye couldna see him for stue and sma steens".
Another Aberdeen saying of old described in Spikkin Doric is "Tap line" which translates to pre-tax earnings and comes from the figure's position on a payslip.
Like these two examples each word or expression is followed by a description and example making this an excellent resource for anyone wanting to speak like an Aberdonian.
A Dash o' Doric
A Dash O'Doric. The wit and Wisdom of the North East East brings together two experts of our unique dialect, Robbie Shepherd and Norman Harper. In this first of three volumes they collect real contributed funny stories from across Grampian.
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The Moss o Rora Book by Allan JR Thomson - Poems and Tales of North East Scotland
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The Aberdeenshire skies are under attack from an enemy jet. It is spilling a strange yellow smoke. Minutes later, people start killing each other.
Former Royal Air Force Regiment Gunner Jason Harper witnesses this and then his wife, Pippa, telephones him, shouting that she needs him. They then get cut off. He sets straight out towards the city, unprepared for the nightmare that unfolds during his journey. Everyone seems to want to kill him.
Along the way, he pairs up with fellow survivor Imogen. But she enjoys killing the living dead far too much. Will she kill Jason in her blood thirst? Or will she hinder his journey through this zombie filled dystopian landscape to find his pregnant wife?
The Fence is the first in this series of post-apocalyptic military survival thrillers from the torturous mind of local horror and science fiction novel writer C.G. Buswell.
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An army veteran moves his family back to his Aberdeenshire home, but his nightmare neighbour starts a battle of wits with him. Who will win this One Last War?
Buy this latest novel by local author C.G. Buswell on Kindle or Paperback.
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