When we talk about Scottish literature, we must be aware that, throughout history, Scots have not written in just one language. Apart from the Gaelic language, which is identical to the Irish version of Gaelic until the beginning of the new century, Scots write in Scots and Scottish English.
Several Gaelic manuscripts have been preserved in Scotland, but not like that of the Irish for several reasons. Although the recent period has given many writers of Scottish descent, and although a considerable number of writers of Scottish descent, it is believed that after the 18th century, Scottish writers act as an integral part of modern and contemporary English literature.
Below you'll find a list of book summaries from authors that influenced Scottish literature and left their mark in the writing world.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish writer of much renown, his books were mostly detective fiction. He is most famous for the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish poet and a novel-writer. Because of his work, he is known as the father of the historical novel.
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