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Literature & literary studies

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  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2007
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    “Hymn to a Young Demon” is a heady burst of fresh air, with poems in both Gaelic and the poet’s own English versions. It is a book which falls eloquently in two parts – ‘the gift of anger’ and ‘the other...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Sep 2016
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    Robert Burns was by far and away the most iconic figure in nineteenth-century Scotland. Multiple editions of his works poured incessantly from the presses. Unprecedentedly large crowds gathered to commemorate him at huge festivals and at the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 19 Jun 2009
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    Since the publication of his first collection, “Rough Seas”, in 1987, Tom Pow has been recognised as one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary poets; lyrical, celebratory and sensitive to the world around him. “In The Becoming,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 May 2022
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    The story begins with Campbell, aged 14, in a police cell in Glasgow. He’s been charged with stealing books – five Mickey Spillane novels and a copy of Peyton Place. At 15, he became an apprentice printer, but gave that up in order to ‘go on...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Oct 2018
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    A verse novella by Glasgow Laureate Jim Carruth, Killochries tracks the relationship of two very different men working a remote farm over the course of twelve months. A young man is sent to work at Killochries, a farm belonging to a relative, after...

  • Hardback | Pub: 11 Mar 2009
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    Family is the one thing we all know about – whether family gives you strength, or breaks your heart, whether your idea of family stays steadfast through generations, or whether your family is a million miles away from kids or rosy-cheeked...

  • Paperback | Pub: 18 Apr 2016
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    The Lady of the Lake marked the pinnacle of Walter Scott’s popularity as a poet, with record-breaking sales and ecstatic reviews which helped spread his fame far beyond Britain. It also inspired thousands to flock to Loch Katrine in the...

  • Paperback | Pub: 05 Mar 2020
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    Later That Day contains new works of gratitude and elegy. At once lyrical and direct, these poems take place in Glasgow, Auckland, the Scottish Lowlands and Highlands, and above all amid the clear light and bare, fertile islands of Orkney. They look...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Aug 2012
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    Edinburgh has long inspired writers, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Hugh MacDiarmid. In this sparkling new collection of poems about the city in the twenty-first century, renowned poet and novelist Ron Butlin draws on his experience as...

  • Paperback | Pub: 24 Jul 2015
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    The Magicians of Scotland will build upon the success of The Magicians of Edinburgh (reprinted five times) and on that book’s critical acclaim. Ron Butlin is the Edinburgh Makar and this collection will have an Edinburgh emphasis while seeking...

  • Paperback | Pub: 29 Oct 2010
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    This book is a celebration of MacCaig’s life – 2010 is the hundredth anniversary of his birth – and it features 100 of his best poems, chosen by his son Ewen. By the time of his death in January 1996, Norman MacCaig was known...

  • Paperback | Pub: 30 Oct 2008
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    This large-scale anthology of early Scottish Literature, now revised, has been designed as a teaching text for use by school and university students. Longer works are either presented complete – e.g. James I, King is Quair; as long extracts...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 May 2021
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    Whether resident or tourist, no-one is spared from the bloodlust of Scotland’s most savage insect . . . The midge does not like sunlight and thrives in the wet, so the Scottish summertime brings perfect climatic conditions for this ruthless wee...

  • Paperback | Pub: 23 May 2019
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    Winner of an Eric Gregory Award, 2020  Winner of a Somerset Maugham Award, 2020 ‘The old Shetland fishermen still speak with something like reverence of the forgotten art of steering by the moder dy (mother wave), the name given to an underswell...

  • Paperback | Pub: 15 Dec 2008
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    Published as ‘a sly wink to the master’, this anthology of contemporary poetry is full of surprises. Twelve leading Scottish poets were asked to supply a selection of new work appropriate to Robert Burns’ title “Poems,...

  • Paperback | Pub: 01 Sep 2017
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    Oyster is the second collection from prize-winning Edinburgh poet Michael Pedersen. From Grez-sur-Loing and festive nights to sizzling summers stretched out in the Meadows and Portobello, Michael Pedersen’s unique brand of poetry captures a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 26 Jun 2013
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    From NHS overdose clinics to overrun gardens, talking Cambodian treehouses to the teenage perversion of a young Scot on a French Exchange, Pedersen’s poetry is a rich and fantastical feast of flavours, landscape and language. On the menu is...

  • Paperback | Pub: 09 Nov 2009
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    By the time of his death in January 1996, Norman MacCaig was known widely as the grand old man of Scottish poetry, honoured by an OBE and the Queen’s Medal for Poetry. This book is the third edition of “MacCaig’s Collected...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Apr 2007
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    Originally published in 2000 by Polygon to mark the 250th anniversary of Fergusson’s birth, this new edition contains all Fergusson’s finest poems in both Scots and English, and features a new introductory essay, revised orthography, a...

  • Paperback | Pub: 06 Feb 2020
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    Scotland’s history has been told many times, but never exclusively by its women. This book takes a unique perspective on dramatic national events as well as ordinary life, as experienced by women down the centuries. From the saintly but severe...