Immortal Memories

By John Cairney

Format: Paperback

Book about Burns, with the contributors appearing to see him very differently, but what they all still have in common is a love and admiration for the man and his work.

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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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In his acting career, John Cairney was described as a living embodiment of Robert Burns, perhaps best known for writing and starring in the 1968 Scottish Television adaptation 'Burns', which was presented as a six week serial. Since then, he has written and performed Burns on all media and at festivals around the world. Cairney's ten books to date include The Man who Played Robert Burns, On the Trail of Robert Burns and The Luath Burns Companion. It can be seen then that he has grown in his knowledge and understanding of Scotland's famous poet in the last thirty years. Into this, his latest book on Burns, he puts his wealth of experience and literary skill, as well as a performer's understanding of what it means to stand up and deliver the most important speech of the Burns year.

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Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 Nov 2011
ISBN 9781905222483
Number of Pages 432

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