The Magicians of Scotland

Ron Butlin

The Magicians of Scotland will build upon the success of The Magicians of Edinburgh (reprinted five times) and on that book's critical acclaim. Ron Butlin is the Edinburgh Makar and this collection will have an Edinburgh emphasis while seeking to celebrate and interrogate Scotland and its people at a crucial turning point in our country's history.
Date Published :
July 2015
Publisher :
Birlinn
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781846972911
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 7.85 X 5.1 inches
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$14.95

Overview
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The Magicians of Scotland will build upon the success of The Magicians of Edinburgh (reprinted five times) and on that book's critical acclaim. Ron Butlin is the Edinburgh Makar and this collection will have an Edinburgh emphasis while seeking to celebrate and interrogate Scotland and its people at a crucial turning point in our country's history.

Just as
The Magicians of Edinburgh's themes ranged from Sir Walter Scott to the new Parliament, from Greyfriar's Bobby to the trams, the themes of the new collection will include Scotland's past, present and future, its landscape and people, its myths and politics - from Bannockburn, Flodden to Faslane, the Loch Ness Monster, wind farms, Hutton to Higgs, Bonnie Prince Charlie to Donald Trump.

It will be accessible, serious and entertaining.

About The Author
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Ron Butlin is an award-winning poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer chidlren’s au-thor and librettist whose works have been translated into many languages. He regularly gives creative writing workshops in schools, and was Edinburgh Makar from 2008 to 2014.

REVIEWS
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The poetical genius of Butlin ... Ron Butlin is the voice of Edinburgh

- FringeReview.com

A lively collection of poems that will entertain, move and frequently amuse ... this book confirms [Butlin] as one of our finest contemporary poets

- Alexander McCall Smith

Butlin is the best, the most productive Scottish poet of his generation

- Douglas Dunn

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