There's Something
about Scotland

A wee ebook about rain, terrible food, and finally hope in Alba.

About the book

Becoming increasingly bored with her new suburban lifestyle, writer and professional pessimist Vicki Boykis books a quick winter getaway to Scotland, a country whose motto is "There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes." In Edinburgh, the food is iffy, in Glasgow there's always the chance of a shanking, and in the Highlands, somehow it rains every day. But the more Vicki sees, of the country's history, the people, and the land, the more she falls in love with everything Scottish.

Join Vicki for a Russian Jewish perspective on Scotland in a piece of travel writing so hilarious and poignant that it makes Paul Theroux look like Danielle Steele.

60ish pages, available via Amazon or as a zip file containing the EPUB + PDF versions. 99 cents.
What others say about the book
Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel
A disgrace to both the Russians and the Jews. Also, come to think of it, the Scottish people.
Bonnie Prince Charlie, Prince
I would totally fight on Culloden again just so I could die and never have to read these lies about my country.
Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland
To be honest, I was kinda hoping Vicki would never endorse Scottish independence since I don't want our cause delegitimized. Now I have to quit my job and start a winery in France.
About the author
Vicki Boykis was born Jewish in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, and grew up cynical in America. She's lived in Tel Aviv and Washington D.C. and currently lives in Philadelphia with her husband. Her main gig is working with Big Data in next-generation tv and as an MBA student at Temple University. In her spare time, she blogs at, runs, eats Nutella, travels, and wonders what it would be like to be in 1745 in Scotland.