Although he is aninternational superstar, Sean Connery still knows the city of Edinburgh practically street by street from delivering the morning milk as a schoolboy.In thisvivid and highly personal portrait of Scotland and its achievements,Conneryshines alight upon both his own upbringing an the successes and failures ofScotland's long and storied history.Along the way, he strives to answer thetrickiest of questions, includingHow did Scots devise so many new sports and games? What gave fire to the Gothic tendency in Scottish literature? Why have so many creatively inventive and influential architects been Scots? Where did Scotland's unreal blend of psychotic humor originate? and What about the national tradition of self-deprecation sometimes called the Scottish cringe? While revealing as never before his own vibrant personal history,Conneryoffers a correction to common misconceptions surrounding Scottish historyand offers an intimate, insider's view of the true nature of Scotland.