Understanding Scottish Graveyards

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SOLD (Betty Willsher (already known to gravestone
enthusiasts as co-author of Stones: A Guide to
Some Remarkable Eighteenth-Century
Gravestones) here takes a historical and interpretive approach to Scotland's graveyards. She examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it; she guides the reader among the stones, discussing types of monument and relating each to its period; she explains the earlier symbolic carvings and analyses the changing fashions in sculpture and inscription.
Her purpose is not only to inspire in the reader a fresh appreciation of the local graveyard. Scotland's graveyards arc in peril. Yearly, stones are lost, destroyed by vandals, toppled by gales, and cleared away by over-zealous tidiers. Those that are left must be conserved; they must also be described and listed before it is too late, and Mrs Willsher devotes a section of her book to explaining aspects of this urgently needed recording work.
This book has been commissioned and prepared on
the initiative of the Council for British Archaeology Scotland.)

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'...Betty Wilsher's Understanding Scottish Graveyards (an updated edition of the 1985 original) is, again, a model of its kind.' -- Art and Christianity, January, 2006

'...The style of writing is approachable yet with much detail. A new classic.' -- British Archaeology, September/October, 2005

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Betty Willsher is the doyenne of the study of Scottish historical kirkyards.

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