Dry, but Concise

Fodor's Exploring Scotland 7th Edition - Gilbert Summers

Not the most fascinating read so far. I read chapters on modern Scotland, her landscapes and a bit about her people (mostly the languages they use). I also read up on her history (up to 2007, when this edition was published, so nothing on last year's referendum).


Paradox time: this is some seriously dry writing, yet I am finding myself more interested in Scotland (and her people) the more I read. I just was always a more England/Republic of Ireland kind of Anglophile. But now I am really excited to plan out this trip to Scotland (hubby's return-from-deployment gift). I just wish there was a little more flourish to the writing...is this the norm for Fodor's books?