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  • In Search of Poetry by Richard Murphy

    £15.00

    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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  • Iain Niall: Part of his Life – Andrew McNeillie

    £20.00

    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

    £20.00

    ‘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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