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The Book of St Andrews: An Anthology Hardcover – 7 Jul 2005
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Its ecclesiastical significance dates as far back as the fourth century, when St Regulus is claimed to have brought the relics of the saint there; its cultural importance dates from the early fifteenth century, when the world-famous university was founded there. More recently (since the seventeenth century) it has been well known as a centre for golf. This selection of short stories and essays is a wonderful literary celebration of this historic and venerable city which explore the multiple facets of its life and history It includes contributions from a wide range of authors, including A.L. Kennedy, Robert Fergusson, Alastair Reid, Ian Rankin, Samuel Johnson, Robert Burns, Don Paterson, Robert Louis Stevenson, Edwin Morgan, Hugh MacDiarmid, Willa Muir, Douglas Dunn, Anna Crowe, Meagan Delahunt, Seamus Heaney, Rudyard Kipling, Kathleen Jamie, Liz Lochhead, J.M. Barrie, Meg Bateman and Homer!
About the Author
Poet and critic Robert Crawford was born in Lanarkshire in 1959 and educated at Glasgow and Oxford. He has won a number of prizes both for his poetry and critical works. Four of his poetry collections have been Poetry Book Society Recommendations and he was one of twenty poets selected for the Poetry Society's 'New Generation Poets' in 1994. He is currently professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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What is an anthology of a town? A compilation of many thoughts, reflections
and reminiscents given by contributors with imaginative writing skills.
The editing is accomplished with perpendicularity!
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