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Visiting the Bard by Alasdair Campbell
  

Visiting the Bard

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Visiting the Bard by Alasdair Campbell

The astonishing range and scope of Alasdair Campbell's writing is highlighted in this collection of short stories set in Lewis. Funny, often tragic and poignant, always acutely observed and with an astonishing sense of character and skill at dialogue, these stories show the skill of a writer at the peak of his powers. From the snatched encounter of The Odour of Corruption, through the humor of the Sisters to the deeply moving symbolism of the The Lost Sheep, the author's artful evocation of people and the human world holds a universal appeal that transcends their island surroundings.

About the Author

Alasdair Campbell, born in Ness, Lewis and educated at the Nicolson Institute and Aberdeen University, has worked on oil rigs for many years and more recently been a Writer in Residence at Sabhal Mor Ostaig in Skye. He is a noted Gaelic writer and his creative work has also been broadcast in English. He is also the author of The Nessman, for which he won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award. He currently lives in Ness.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th November 2003

Author

Alasdair Campbell

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Publisher

Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited an imprint of Birlinn General

Format

Paperback
228 pages

Categories

Short stories

ISBN

9781904598022

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