Voyage of Intent

Sonnets and Essays from the Scottish Parliament

By James Robertson

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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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About James Robertson James Robertson was born in Kent in 1958, but grew up in Bridge of Allan in Stirlingshire. He studied history at Edinburgh University, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His first book of short stories, Close, was published in 1991 by Black & White Publishing. From 1993 to 1995 he was appointed writer-in-residence at Brownsbank Cottage, the former home of the poet Hugh MacDiarmid, in Lanarkshire. He is general editor of the Scots language educational imprint Itchy Coo, for which he wrote A Scots Parliament (2002). His first novel, The Fanatic, was published by Fourth Estate in 2000. His second, Joseph Knight (0007150253), won both the Saltire and Scottish Arts Council Book of the Year Awards for 2003-04. He lives in Angus.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 Jul 2005
ISBN 9781905222261
Number of Pages 64

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