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In a Time of Distance

And Other Poems

Written by Alexander McCall Smith / Illustrated by Iain McIntosh

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ISBN: 9781846975622
Published: 01 Oct 2020
Format: Hardback
Extent: 160
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon
Categories:
Poetry
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About the Book

What really counts in this life? For the writer, Alexander McCall Smith, it is friendship and love – themes that crop up time and again in his novels. And it is these themes that he explores in this collection of poems.

In this book, divided into nine sections, the author takes you on a journey across the globe from Africa to Greece, London to Mumbai, and back home to Edinburgh. In a Time of Distance is a captivating celebration of place and people, but also of animals and books. Looking at the world through the lens of this writer it is a better, more humane place. Throughout these poems there are moments of swoop and soar, descriptions that will make you laugh and realign your view. In this collection, Alexander McCall Smith reminds us to look at the world differently, to stop once in while and look up at the sky.


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