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Monday, 21 January 2008

Favourite Scottish Poems

Favourite Scottish Poems. 100 Scottish Poems brings together the best and best-loved of Scottish poetry. From anonymous medieval ballads to the renowned work of Sir Walter Scott and Edwin Morgan, the cream of the nation's poetry, from the Borders to Shetland, is represented in this carefully chosen anthology. One Hundred Scottish Poems includes the Top Twenty of the nation's favourite poetic pieces, chosen by BBC Scotland listeners in a recent web poll. Scotland's most famous poets are represented, Robert Burns, Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Muriel Spark, Iain Crichton Smith, Liz Lochhead, plus many more. 100 Favourite Scottish Poems.

Favourite Scottish Football Poems. Poems to evoke the roar of the crowd. Poems to evoke the collective groans. Poems to capture the elation. Poems to capture the heartbreak. Poems by fans. Poems by critics. Poems about the highs and lows of Scottish football. A brand new collection of Scottish poetry devoted entirely to football, One Hundred Favourite Scottish Football Poems covers every aspect of the game, from World Cup heartbreak to one-on-ones with the goalie. Feel the thump of the tackle, the thrill of victory and the expectation of supporters. Become immersed in the emotion and personality of the game as these poems reflect human experience in its sheer diversity of feeling and being. The collection combines popular culture with literature, fan with critic, and combines subject matters as unlikely as the header and philosophy. Ranging from the 1580 poem The Bewteis of the Fute-ball to poems by many of Scotland's best-known contemporary poets, including Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig, Liz Lochhead and Edwin Morgan, the long and fascinating relationship between Scotland and football has never been encapsulated so well, nor has it meant so much. 100 Favourite Scottish Football Poems (100 Favourite) (100 Favourite).

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