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Made in Scotland : my grand adventures in a wee country / Billy Connolly ; with Ian Gittins.

By: Connolly, Billy, 1942- [author.].
Contributor(s): Gittins, Ian [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London, England : BBC Books, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 282 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781785943737; 1785943731.Subject(s): Connolly, Billy, 1942- | Comedians -- Scotland -- Biography | Musicians -- Scotland -- Biography | Actors -- Scotland -- Biography | Scotland -- Social life and customs -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 792.7028092 Summary: 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 impunelacessit. 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.'
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All roads lead home. <br> <br> 'After my knighthood was announced,<br> a woman from the BBC came to<br> Glasgow to interview me. We sat<br> down in a lovely hotel in a nice part<br> of town, and she hit me with her first<br> question- "This must mean a lot to<br> you, with you coming from nothing?"<br> I looked at her, and I laughed.<br> <br> "I did'nae come from nothing,"<br> I told her. "I come from something."<br> <br> I grew up in the tenements of<br> post-war Glasgow. I am very proud<br> to be working class, and especially<br> a working-class Glaswegian who<br> has worked in the shipyards. I come<br> from the working class. And, most<br> of all, I come from Scotland.<br> <br> Scotland is a unique and wonderful<br> place. Its national motto says<br> a lot about it- Nemo me impune<br> lacessit . A decent translation might<br> be- 'By all means punch me<br> in the nose but prepare yourself<br> for a kick in the arse.'<br> <br> I did'nae come from nothing-<br> I come from Scotland. And this<br> book is about why I will always be<br> happy and proud that I do.'

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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 impunelacessit. 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.'

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