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The Magicians of Scotland

by Ron Butlin


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ISBN: 9781846972911
Published: 24 Jul 2015
Format: Paperback
Extent: 112
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon , Polygon-2
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About the Book

Following on from the runaway success of The Magicians of Edinburgh, renowned poet and novelist Ron Butlin conjures up Scotland’s past, present and future in this new collection. From Skara Brae and the Roman invasion to the independence referendum and beyond, the former Edinburgh Makar explores what Scotland means to itself and to the outside world.

With his customary wit and insight, he takes a good hard look at some of its magicians – from James Hutton to Professor Peter Higgs, from Robert Burns to Dame Elizabeth Blackadder and even Tony Blair. Underlying all these poems is a deep love for Scotland’s uniqueness, and its magic!

The Author

Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin is an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, short-story writer, children’s author and librettist whose works have been translated into many languages. He regularly gives creative writing workshops in schools, and was Edinburgh Makar from 2008 to 2014.

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