Document 208

Advert for "The Paix Machine"

Author(s): Iain W D Forde

Copyright holder(s): Iain W D Forde


The Paix Machine bi Iain W. D. Forde.

"The Paix Machine" is a novelle in Scots. The storie is anent twa faimlies, the hask Grunstanes at aye pouss an the soupil Brechams at can anerlie pul. The laid thai maun shift is the gryte wecht o impyre, i this cace the intertrykin o space fowks frae ayont the plenits at ir doun-hauddin the naitral ingyne o the Scotch naitioun wi thair orra paix machines.

The uiss o the auld wird "paix" refars ti the "Pax Romana" at hed the lik effek on Europ as the modren supprise o the Scots leid bi ane alien tung. A canna mynd the nem o't the nou.

The bit tombe is in thrie buiks wi clinks in atwene, an a pley at the hinneren, ti mak siccar at the main thranes is clair til the redar. Bi the uiss o dialek wirds an the enorm lashangalaivie o auld says eith funn I thon maisterstik, "The Concise Scots Dictionar", A hae ettilt ti endyte in ane eisie-osie kinna pross, mair lik cantautioun bot wiout onie los o sairious entent.

The'r fiftie copies yit ti be hed, aw seinyied an nummert, frae:

Iain Forde
Main St.
KY13 9JA

Mibbies ye'l wiss ti coff ma nyow buik, at's bene prentit. Its cryed "Hale ir Sindries".

Twa buiks £32.00 (incl. p&p)

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Information about Document 208

Advert for "The Paix Machine"


Text audience

General public
Informed lay people
Other Public interested in buying a Scots novel
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1996
Word count 234
General description Advert for first novel in Scots published by author 1996

Text medium

Leaflet/brochure (prospectus)
Other Flyer sent to possible purchasers

Text publication details

Publisher Iain W D Forde
Publication year 1996
Place of publication Edinburgh

Text setting

Other Only business to sell book

Text type

Advertisement (e.g. junk mail)


Author details

Author id 624
Forenames Iain
Initials W D
Surname Forde
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment College
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Architect
Place of birth Edinburgh
Region of birth Midlothian
Birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Edinburgh
Region of residence Edinburgh
Residence CSD dialect area midLoth
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Publisher
Father's place of birth Edinburgh
Father's region of birth Midlothian
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Teacher
Mother's place of birth Edinburgh
Mother's region of birth Midlothian
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area midLoth
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes Everywhere
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Where appropriate