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Scottish Love Poems: A Personal Anthology

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From wooings to waiting, from first love to farewells, here are the romantics and the unromantics, the obsessed and the fainthearted in all their lyrical glory. Ballads, sonnets and modern verse are all present in a variety of Scots and English forms. The poems range in tone from scathing satire to evocative romanticism. Fraser has made a wide-ranging selection of poems fr ...more
Hardcover, 283 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Canongate Books (first published January 1st 1975)
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This unexpected anthology collects poetry from different themes into one book with work that spans centuries. Represented are different styles, moods, and subject matter. From humorous/sarcastic poems with a bawdy lilt to them to innovative work from the last century to poetry that will surface in your consciousness at strangely appropriate moments, these poems stay with you, creative spelling, Scottish regional/temporal colloquialisms, deep feeling, and all.

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Antonia Fraser is the author of many widely acclaimed historical works, including the biographies Mary, Queen of Scots (a 40th anniversary edition was published in May 2009), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, King Charles II and The Gunpowder Plot (CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger; St Louis Literary Award). She has written five highly praised books which focus on women in history, The Weaker Vessel: Women's ...more
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