Clutag is interested in prose memoir and writing about nature, place and landscape – effectively the kind of non-fiction writing that appears in ARCHIPELAGO.

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    In Search of Poetry by Richard Murphy


    W.B. Yeats saw it in dramatic terms. The artist’s choice is between perfection of the life or of the work. There is it seems no half-way house. Either way there is a price to pay. In this most moving book, Richard Murphy presents us with a veritable anatomy of the Yeatsian dilemma. Here is poetry in the making, along with disturbing collateral, told with unflinching honesty.

    forthcoming April this year – orders will be sent out as soon as the book becomes available

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    No. 2 Baltimore by Andrew Motion


    On the poet’s leaving his native land to settle in America. An ideal companion to his contribution to the Clutag Five Poems series.

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    Ardnish by James Macdonald Lockhart


    A highly original exercise in ornithological observation and the historical investigation of place in which lyricism and factual precision combine to remarkable effect.

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    Iain Niall: Part of his Life – Andrew McNeillie


    Ian Niall was the pen name of John McNeillie (1916-2002). Between them they wrote more than forty books, over a period of as many years, from 1939 when at twenty-two John McNeillie published Wigtown Ploughman: Part of His Life, with Putnam of London and New York, a Scottish classic, a book that raised a national controversy, leading to housing reform. A new paperback edition, edited and introduced by Andrew McNeillie, is due from the Edinburgh publisher Birlinn in Autumn 2012.

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    My Childhood – John McNeillie


    ‘I can remember quite clearly now a recuperating soldier singing me Gaelic songs but I can also remember small, insignificant things – the sound of a porridge pot bubbling; talk on a wet Sunday when the hills were veiled in mist; the clatter and laughter of dancers on the tiled floor of the kitchen when the vigour of their gyrations set up a draught that made the oil-lamp smoke.’

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