| ||A Series of Scunnersome Events|
The Boggin Beginnin
The Bad Beginning in Scots
Illustratit by Brett Helquist
Translatit by Thomas Clark
A Bad Beginning is the first in the bestselling 13-part A Series of
Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket. Now available in Scots as
The Boggin Beginnin, this new translation kicks off A Series of
Scunnersome Events, and is sure to delight Scots readers, new and old.
I hate tae tell ye this, but the book ye're aboot tae read will gie ye
the pure dry boke. It's a boggin, bowfin, scunnersome story aboot three
awfie unlucky weans. Noo, even though they're aw cannie and cantie and
gallus, the Baudelaire bairns lead lives that are jist hoachin wi
sadness and sair fechts. Frae the verra first page o this book, when the
bairns are doon the saunds and hear some awfie dowie news, and gaun
richt on through the hale story, if it wisnae for bad luck, the
Baudelaire bairns wid hae nae luck at aw. Whit's for them jist willnae
gang by them.
Likesay, in this wan wee book alane, the three bairns come across a
hackit and hucklin fly man, some kittlie claes, a fearsome fire, a ploy
tae pauchle their fortune, and some stane-cauld parritch for breakfast.
It's ma job tae write doon these dreidsome stories, but naebody's forcin
ye tae read them, mind. Ye can plank this book doon richt noo and awa
read somethin happy, if that's mair your kind o thing.
Aw the best,