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IN THE LAND OF BONNIE ROMANCE AND WEE SUNSHINE As I look back upon it, the life here has been all a ballad from first to last. Like the elfin Tam Lin, 'The queen o' fairies she caught me In this green hill to dwell, ' and these hasty nuptials are a fittingly romantic ending to the summer's poetry. From the pen and heart of the author of Rebecca of Sunnybook Farm comes this IN THE LAND OF BONNIE ROMANCE AND WEE SUNSHINE As I look back upon it, the life here has been all a ballad from first to last. Like the elfin Tam Lin, 'The queen o' fairies she caught me In this green hill to dwell, ' and these hasty nuptials are a fittingly romantic ending to the summer's poetry. From the pen and heart of the author of Rebecca of Sunnybook Farm comes this delightful story of a young American girl, Penelope Hamilton, traveling through the storied land of Scotland, with her "aggressively American" friend Francesca and the more worldly Salemina. Scones! Haggis! Romance! Poetry! Tea! Edinburgh society and small town Scottish life! And finally, a wedding! But now, if this is August it must be Edinburgh! Board the skirl of bagpipes to a magical land of yesteryear!


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IN THE LAND OF BONNIE ROMANCE AND WEE SUNSHINE As I look back upon it, the life here has been all a ballad from first to last. Like the elfin Tam Lin, 'The queen o' fairies she caught me In this green hill to dwell, ' and these hasty nuptials are a fittingly romantic ending to the summer's poetry. From the pen and heart of the author of Rebecca of Sunnybook Farm comes this IN THE LAND OF BONNIE ROMANCE AND WEE SUNSHINE As I look back upon it, the life here has been all a ballad from first to last. Like the elfin Tam Lin, 'The queen o' fairies she caught me In this green hill to dwell, ' and these hasty nuptials are a fittingly romantic ending to the summer's poetry. From the pen and heart of the author of Rebecca of Sunnybook Farm comes this delightful story of a young American girl, Penelope Hamilton, traveling through the storied land of Scotland, with her "aggressively American" friend Francesca and the more worldly Salemina. Scones! Haggis! Romance! Poetry! Tea! Edinburgh society and small town Scottish life! And finally, a wedding! But now, if this is August it must be Edinburgh! Board the skirl of bagpipes to a magical land of yesteryear!

30 review for Penelope's Experiences in Scotland by Kate Douglas Wiggin, Fiction, Historical, United States, People & Places, Readers - Chapter Books

  1. 4 out of 5

    QNPoohBear

    Penelope, Selemina and Francesca are in Scotland, taking Edinborough by storm. There's plenty of scope for their romatic imaginations, new people to meet and new places to explore. Penelope's fiance will follow as soon as he can from Paris to visit with his beloved Penelope. Francesca continues to incur the enmity of a clergyman named Ronald MacDonald. She's so patriotic that his bias against America gets her goat every time. This story starts off very amusing. Penelope's antics made me cringe a Penelope, Selemina and Francesca are in Scotland, taking Edinborough by storm. There's plenty of scope for their romatic imaginations, new people to meet and new places to explore. Penelope's fiance will follow as soon as he can from Paris to visit with his beloved Penelope. Francesca continues to incur the enmity of a clergyman named Ronald MacDonald. She's so patriotic that his bias against America gets her goat every time. This story starts off very amusing. Penelope's antics made me cringe a bit. She tries too hard to be a local but it's all in good fun. This section is followed by several chapters on religion which I found boring. I skipped a lot of that part. The story really picks up once they get to the country. There are plemty of quirky characters in Scotland to make the story amusing. I did not like the excessive quoting of Scottish ballads. I also didn't like all the dialect in the story. It made the dialogue hard to follow at times. I would recommeend this book to fans of Anne Shirley. It reminded me a lot of one of Maud's books with all the local color and poetry. Not surprising, since PEI was home to many people of Scottish heritge including Maud Montgomery and her husband Ewan McDonald. I think Anne would recognize Penelope as a kindred spirit.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Penny

    This is the delightful sequel to Penelope's Experiences in England, and I downloaded it with squeals of delight onto my Kindle (my first Gutenburg download) The Squeals were entirely justified, as it is as lovely as the first volume (making allowance for the excess of Scots dialect which does become a little 'much') Penelope, Francesca and Salemina, three single (although P is now engaged) American women, travel to Scotland to continue their adventures in Great Britain. They enchant, and are enc This is the delightful sequel to Penelope's Experiences in England, and I downloaded it with squeals of delight onto my Kindle (my first Gutenburg download) The Squeals were entirely justified, as it is as lovely as the first volume (making allowance for the excess of Scots dialect which does become a little 'much') Penelope, Francesca and Salemina, three single (although P is now engaged) American women, travel to Scotland to continue their adventures in Great Britain. They enchant, and are enchanted by, Edinburgh society, and settle into a quaint country cottage where their doings and those of the villagers are described to the reader with lightness and wit. The episode of 'playing Sir Patrick Spens' is especially good. The modern reader must approach these books with 21st century prejudices packed away and entirely forgotten. I cannot pretend that they are progressive, groundbreaking or brave in any way. But they are well-observed, funny and very much of their time (1890s-1900s) The three friends inhabit a world very like that of the adults in Lewis Carroll's 'Sylvie and Bruno', or the parents of Nesbit's Five Children. They are a social class above the Three Men in a Boat, although they might have dared to take tea with them, and would have had a jolly time. I can imagine them visiting the tea garden on the river kept by Mr Polly's 'plump woman' - and they would certainly have been amused at the sign for 'omlets'. In short, these are little glimpses into a lost world - it's like reading the lives of the people that read the advertisements in The Illustrated London News. Although she tells her story with mirth and an eye for the ridiculous, the heroine's life is serious and real to the narrator, and it is this complete lack of anything arch or false that makes it a joy to read, and the characters such pleasant company.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    It must say something about me that I found this book, with its dueling lovers, to be the only decent romance of the three books I've read by the author. Just as sweet as the other two, verging on saccharine , but still enjoyable and very nice to float along with Penelope.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    The same thing as Penelope's Experiences in Scotland.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Louise Culmer

    The sequel to Penelope’s Experiences in England. Penelope and her friends Francesca and Salemina experience Scotland, first in Edinburgh and then in the countryside. In Edinburgh Francesca meets Ronald Macdonald, a handsome Scottish clergyman with whom she argues constantly, she and the reverend Macdonald can’t get on at all - no prizes for guessing how that turns out. Penelope and her friends are endearing characters and it is interesting to read about their adventures. The book ends with the c The sequel to Penelope’s Experiences in England. Penelope and her friends Francesca and Salemina experience Scotland, first in Edinburgh and then in the countryside. In Edinburgh Francesca meets Ronald Macdonald, a handsome Scottish clergyman with whom she argues constantly, she and the reverend Macdonald can’t get on at all - no prizes for guessing how that turns out. Penelope and her friends are endearing characters and it is interesting to read about their adventures. The book ends with the celebration of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee. A very pleasant book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Booth

    It was one of worst books I have read I hated that mention of people who were in the book knocking an international marriage. Both of my grandparents were international married, but they were also American. The book was awful.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Deena

    This was a delight. I wish I'd read them in order, and now must go get/read the first one. The writing style is just shy of a comedy of manners, which I always think of as being just touched with an edge of something sharp - not malice or spite, but an edge nonetheless. This is far too affectionate and gentle to be that, but also isn't taking itself very seriously. That's a bit cryptic, perhaps, but I know what I mean (and it's my review, not a sales pitch). I was surprised (probably due to being This was a delight. I wish I'd read them in order, and now must go get/read the first one. The writing style is just shy of a comedy of manners, which I always think of as being just touched with an edge of something sharp - not malice or spite, but an edge nonetheless. This is far too affectionate and gentle to be that, but also isn't taking itself very seriously. That's a bit cryptic, perhaps, but I know what I mean (and it's my review, not a sales pitch). I was surprised (probably due to being out of practice with fiction of this period) by the depth of international cultural knowledge one needs to get the most from this book. Half of what the girls do and say would be lost without it - although one could easily reference enough to make up the knowledge, but since it's just a story I don't know that it would be worth it. But it's not so much reading it now where that's a problem - but it definitely would have been in 1898, I would think. And that makes me suspect that for all she was known for her YA writing, KDW probably didn't really intend this for 'tweens. Additionally, it seems unlikely that this was ever popular with the "masses," - again despite being KDW - because if you'd left school early to work in a mill, you probably didn't have much of a chance for exposure to 17th and 18th century Scottish poets. Yes, you can get through this, and even enjoy it, without a lot of that knowledge, but you'd certainly be missing much of the humor. There are simpler references as well, that it would be easy to miss, then and now. Tough to gauge how much was known/understood by which readers when this was new. At any rate, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Despite the complete lack of vampires or shapeshifters.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Joan

    For all of you who have actually waded through Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, here is a much more interesting story by the same author. This is the adventure of Penelope and her two friends, one spinster and one young lady, as they betake their American selves to Scotland. Thrust into Edinburgh high society, the friends blunder and charm their way into the hearts of the Scotch. Featuring laugh-out-loud anecdotes and even a bit of romance, this is a fun story. I would warn those of you who absolutely For all of you who have actually waded through Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, here is a much more interesting story by the same author. This is the adventure of Penelope and her two friends, one spinster and one young lady, as they betake their American selves to Scotland. Thrust into Edinburgh high society, the friends blunder and charm their way into the hearts of the Scotch. Featuring laugh-out-loud anecdotes and even a bit of romance, this is a fun story. I would warn those of you who absolutely hate anything but action, Penelope does wax eloquent on occasion about Scottish history. Just so you know.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jody

  10. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

  11. 4 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl Proc

  12. 4 out of 5

    Grouchogal

  13. 4 out of 5

    Andre

  14. 4 out of 5

    Malena

  15. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Reavis

  16. 5 out of 5

    Brooke

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ari

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jeannette

  19. 4 out of 5

    Michael Troudt

  20. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

  21. 4 out of 5

    Grouchogal

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kathy Benitez

  23. 4 out of 5

    Christie

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carol

  25. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

  26. 5 out of 5

    Caddy

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marisa

  28. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte Milne

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jane

  30. 5 out of 5

    Stacy Fowler

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