A Song Among the Stones

By Kenneth Steven

Format: Paperback

In a pared-down sequence of poems, 'A Song among the Stones' tells a story of sixth century Celtic Christian monks and their faith, courage and determination on journeys from the west coast of Scotland to Iceland.

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Birlinn Limited

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In the sixth century, Celtic Christian monks are thought to have made dangerous and difficult journeys from the west coast of Scotland to seek solitude in Iceland. This evocative, pared-down sequence of poems - the imaginary fragments of a lost manuscript - tells their remarkable, little known story of faith, courage and determination. 'A Song among the Stones' was first commissioned by BBC Radio 3's The Verb.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 1 Jun 2012
ISBN 9781846972126
Number of Pages 72

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"There is a grave beauty in these lines, revealing a poetic voice of great sensitivity." Alexander McCall Smith, author, The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, on "Evensong""

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