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A Gathering A Personal Anthology of Scottish Poems

by Alexander McCall Smith

A Gathering A Personal Anthology of Scottish Poems Synopsis

A poem does not have to be famous to be cherished. The best-known poems of Robert Burns have been loved by countless people over the years, but there are other poems that may be largely unknown that will mean a great deal to the few who are familiar with them. This anthology is a personal curation and not just a simple collection of poems. Each poem, handpicked by Alexander McCall Smith, leads the reader from one poem to the another. Intimate in tone, the editor shares the pleasure he finds in these poems through short epigraphs written for each piece.

A Gathering A Personal Anthology of Scottish Poems Press Reviews

'The true excitement of discovery lies in the lesser known gems, [such as] Tessa Ransford's Nocturne Lewis. There are poems that seep Scotland through their very pores. A wonderful anthology' * The Wee Review * 'Sit back - there is certainly plenty here to enjoy' * Scotsman * 'A beautifully curated, timeless collection' * Woman's Weekly * 'A haunting personal mixtape that gives voice to the ghosts of Scottish poetry. The personal nature of the collection allows McCall Smith to shine a light on lesser-known works. Every reader will find something to latch onto' * Herald on Sunday *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846975158
Publication date: 2nd April 2020
Author: Alexander McCall Smith
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: Poetry anthologies (various poets),

About Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the highly successful No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty-five million copies. Since then he has devoted his time to the writing of fiction and has seen his various series of books translated into over forty-six languages and become bestsellers throughout the world. These include the 44 Scotland Street novels, first published as a serial novel in the Scotsman, the Isabel Dalhousie novels, the Von Igelfeld series and the Corduroy Mansions novels.

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