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Robert Burns

WEE GUIDE

Dilys Jones

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£3.95 including FREE postage to UK

Updated and reprinted (7th printing) 2016

 

More than 250 years after his birth, Robert Burns is widely regarded as the world’s favourite, greatest and most accessible poet.

 

This popular wee book covers his life, from his birth as a farmer's son at Alloway in Ayrshire, his success as a poet and his many love affairs, to his tragic death in Dumfries as the age of only 37.

 

Also included are more than 20 places to visit associated with Burns, such as his birthplace, his homes and farms, museums, and the house where he died, plus the full text of many of his renowned poems: ‘To a Haggis’, ‘Tam o’ Shanter’, Scots Wha Hae’, and ‘Ae Fond Kiss’. with a glossary of Scottish words.

 

Also in this updated edition are sections on how to host a Burns Supper, and useful websites about Burns.

 

Dilys Jones’s spirited account, enhanced by many portraits, photos, drawings and maps, brings to life Scotland’s beloved bard.

Sample pages from the book (random order)…

Contents

Useful Websites

How to Use the Book

Introduction

 

PART ONE

Calendar of Events (Time Line)

 

The Land and the City

His Father’s Son 1759-84

The Ploughman Poet 1784-86

Edinburgh: Burns in Love 1786-88

Ellisland 1788-91

The Gauger 1791-96

And After

 

PART TWO

Selected Poems and Songs

   Scots Whae Hae

   Address to a Haggis

   Red Red Rose

   Auld Lang Syne

   Tam o’ Shanter

   Ae Fond Kiss

The Poems and Songs

 

PART THREE

Places to Visit

Glossary

Index

 

PART FOUR

Burns Supper (Burns Night)

Paperback £3.95

ISBN: 9781899874071

Series: Wee Guides

Extent: 96 text pp

Illus: 25 b&w drawings, photos, portaits and maps

Dimensions: 180 mm high x 110 mm wide x 5 mm thick

Weight: 98g

 

Printed by Bell and Bain in Glasgow, Scotland

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