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Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh
53 - 62 South Bridge, EH1 1YS Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Blackwell's Bookshop is delighted to host the launch for Literature of the Gaelic Landscape by John Murray.
About the Book
Travel to the Breadalbane and Argyll of Duncan Bàn Macintyre; the Skye and Raasay of Sorley Maclean; and the Caithness and Sutherland of Neil M. Gunn. Immerse yourself in the landscapes which songs, poems and tales have described and enlivened over the ages with the aid of this fully illustrated guide, through maps and photographs.
Through the eyes of Duncan Bàn Macintyre see Ben Dòbhrain and the journey of the deer to the holy spring, from the vantage point of Patrick’s stone. On Dùn Cana sit at the centre of the swirl of place-names in Sorley Maclean’s Hallaig. Journey around the north and east coasts of Caithness and Sutherland in the wake of the White Heather and the Seafoam, in the Silver Darlings. For those who wish to brave the weather, the insects, the sheer drops, the morasses and the vast spaces, the book can be used as a field guide taking the same walks followed by the author. Author John Murray has immersed himself further in the Gaelic literature of place so that readers, with book in hand, can make the past come alive and appreciate the extracts about a place and what has happened there. Furthermore Literature of the Gaelic Landscape compares Gaelic literature with other world traditions and their relationship to place and storytelling, providing an overview of how the literature relates to landscape and place over the ages.
For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can't make it to the event, please contact Ann Landmann on 0131 622 8222 or [email protected]
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