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George Mackay Brown: The Life by [Fergusson, Maggie]

George Mackay Brown: The Life Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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Praise for George Mackay Brown:
'George Mackay Brown has added uniquely and steadfastly to the riches of poetry in English: his sense of the world and his way with words are powerfully at one with each other'

(Seamus Heaney)

'Other biographies to relish include Maggie Fergusson's life of the poet George Mackay Brown...' (Boyd Tonkin, Independent)

George Mackay Brown really does possess the magician's touch (Observer)

Amazon's Scottish Book of the Month (Amazon)

George Mackay Brown is a precise, poetic and dazzling writer (Guardian)

There can be few poets anywhere ... writing as pure and unadulterated a poetry as that of George Mackay Brown (Times Literary Supplement)

Extraordinarily effective (Robert McCrum, Observer)

A brilliant writer (Spectator)

This is an outstanding biography: deeply researched, sympathetic and full of insight into George Mackay Brown's magical ability to make poetry out of the simple ingredients of landscape, history and faith, it brings this extraordinary man to life on every page (Claire Tomalin)

Clear, detailed, vigilant, droll and beautifully written, this biography achieves what only the best accounts of a life can: the scent and texture of the departed subject's spirit, and, in this case, the spirit of a very particular place, which Maggie Fergusson conveys with the grace of the born

(Candia McWilliam)

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The extraordinary biography of George Mackay Brown, one of Scotland's finest poets and writers of the twentieth century

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2593 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: John Murray; Pbk. Ed edition (21 Jun. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008258RQY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #242,524 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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