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  • Paperback: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited (7 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846971950
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846971952
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.9 x 22 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 833,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Pow (b. 1950, Edinburgh) has won four Scottish Arts Council Book Awards for his poetry and one for his children's writing. "Dear Alice - Narratives of Madness" won the Scottish Book of the Year Award for Poetry in 2009. "In The Becoming, New and Selected Poems" appeared in 2009. He has also written "In The Palace of Serpents", a travel book about Peru, several young adult novels and written radio dramas. From 2001 to 2003 he was the first writer in residence at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and in 2005 was Poet in Residence at StAnza, Scotland's Poetry Festival. He has taught in Edinburgh, London, Madrid and Dumfries. He is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow in Dumfries, where he was a Senior Lecturer in creative writing and storytelling. In 2007, he received a Creative Scotland Award for a project on the dying villages of Europe. "In Another World, Among Europe's Dying Villages" was published in June 2012.

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About the Author

Tom Pow was born in Edinburgh in 1950. He has won many awards for his writing, and is also an accredited storyteller. He is now Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Storytelling at the University of Glasgow, Crichton Campus, Dumfries.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jill Riley on 30 Jun 2012
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This is a wonderful read! I have explored a number of these dying villages in the northern part of Spain and so found this book gave a real insight to the these villages. This is a book that as with all Tom Pow,s books is beautifully written and very touching in places. A definite good summer read!
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This book is an interesting study of a growing issue. We tend to think of migration from country to city as a phenomenon of the past, but it is still a very current issue throughout the world. However, the book becomes rather repetitive, and after a while, I found myself skipping sections.
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The End of a Civilisation 31 Dec 2012
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The book "In Another World: Among Europe's Dying Villages" has some fascinating insights into the decline of village life in Spain, France, England and Russia. The topic needs a lot more explanation - is TV really the main reason why so many villages in France, for example, are dying? The confusion of the post World War 2 period, plus the innovations in high technology jobs, media and communications mean that the reasons for such a decline are complex. There is sadness in empty villages in Spain, Russia etc., but a lot more could be written about Italy and elsewhere as well. I am trying to grasp the major reasons why the book lacks so much - it is disjointed and does not follow a pattern of selecting major causal factors and then identifying them across Europe. It is more or less a random selection of tiny segments of Europe and why they, in particular are dying, without looking at a whole range of reasons, both internal and external. The book needs more comprehensive research. It is interesting reading but leaves one with more questions than answers.
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