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The Extraordinary Life and Complete Poetical Works of James Graham First Marquis of Montrose

Edited by Robin Bell

Format: Hardback

The extraordinary life and complete poetical works of James Graham, first marquis of Montrose. Edited with a commentary by Robin Bell.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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ROBIN BELL is an award winning poet and documentary writer who lived in New York and London for many years before returning to his native Scotland. He is probably best-known for Strathinver: A Portrait Album 1945-1953, a dramatised version of which won a Sony Award for Best British Radio Feature and Documentary. It was hailed by David Wade in The Times as 'Scotland's answer, and a confident one, to Under Milk Wood''. 'Occasionally, a book appears which alters the whole body of poetry of the relevant country and beyond. This is such a book.' Tom Scott, Books In Scotland Bittersweet Within My Heart, his translations of the French poems of Mary, Queen of Scots, was described by Van Hennessy in the Daily Mail as 'The most moving and intimate of all royal autobiographical writing. Historically, they are sensational. They offer us a glimpse into a noblewoman's heart and are the most intimate and moving of all autobiographical writing.'

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Format Hardback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 Nov 2002
ISBN 9781842820131
Number of Pages 224

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