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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785943737
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $35.00
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Made In Scotland

My Grand Adventures in a Wee Country




Accompanying a new BBC series, legendary comic and national treasure Billy Connolly returns to his roots, reflecting on his life, his homeland and what it means – then and now – to be Scottish.

All roads lead home.

'After my knighthood was announced,
a woman from the BBC came to
Glasgow to interview me. We sat
down in a lovely hotel in a nice part
of town, and she hit me with her first
question: "This must mean a lot to
you, with you coming from nothing?"
I looked at her, and I laughed.

"I did'nae come from nothing,"
I told her. "I come from something."

I grew up in the tenements of
post-war Glasgow. I am very proud
to be working class, and especially
a working-class Glaswegian who
has worked in the shipyards. I come
from the working class. And, most
of all, I come from Scotland.

Scotland is a unique and wonderful
place. Its national motto says
a lot about it: Nemo me impune
lacessit
. A decent translation might
be: 'By all means punch me
in the nose but prepare yourself
for a kick in the arse.'

I did'nae come from nothing:
I come from Scotland. And this
book is about why I will always be
happy and proud that I do.'

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781785943737
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Billy Connolly

Sir William Connolly, CBE is a much-loved Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor. Billy was born and raised in Glasgow and now lives in America.


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