Item description for "Lies and Truths ma Mother Telt Me!" by Allan Morrison...
Allan Morrison has again scoured the hearts and minds of Scots at home and abroad to bring this hilarious compilation of sayings that reveal the inner workings of that most formidable of personalities...your mother! Over 350 lies and 250 truths are here, and when you utter them you should have a scowl on your face and a lump in your throat!
Here are some examples: "If you don't behave ah'll pawn ye an' sell the ticket!" "A wee birdie told me." "Ye don't need tae brush all yer teeth, jist the wans ye want tae keep." "No, I wasn't looking through your drawers. I was just putting away your clean underwear." "What happened to your bedroom floor? I can't find it."
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Allan Cameron was born in 1952 and brought up in Nigeria and East Pakistan. He left school at 16 and started his education firstly working at sea then in Italy. He has been variously a postman, labourer, factory worker, hydrographic surveyor and university lecturer. For the last ten years he has lived on the Isle of Lewis as a writer and translator. His first novel was The Golden Menagerie, also published by Luath, and he has translated seventeen books, published articles in the Italian press and contributed commentaries to Alasdair Gray's Book of Prefaces. His unpublished work includes plays, short stories and poetry in Italian and English.