The Magicians of Scotland Pdf Book

The Magicians of Scotland

  • Author : Ron Butlin
  • ISBN : 085790891X
  • Category : Poetry
  • Publisher : Casemate Publishers
  • Pages : 112
  • Release Date : 2015-09-24

“A lively collection of poems that will entertain, move and frequently amuse.” —Alexander McCall Smith The author of The Magicians of Edinburgh returns with a new volume that celebrates and interrogates Scotland and its people at a crucial turning point in their history. Themes explored include the country’s past, present, and future, its landscape and its people, its myths and its politics—from Bannockburn, Flodden to Faslane, the Loch Ness Monster, wind farms, Hutton to Higgs, Bonnie Prince Charlie to Donald Trump. Accessible, serious yet entertaining, it reminds us that “Butlin is the best, the most productive Scottish poet of his generation” (Douglas Dunn).

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This book examines the ordinary, routine, daily behaviour, experiences and beliefs of people in Scotland from the earliest times to 1600. Its purpose is to discover the character of everyday life in Scotland over time and to ... ...

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A comprehensive reference guide to all things occult, covering a broad range of magic tradition from Babylonian times to the present day. This authoritative reference text by linguist and occult expert Harry E. Wedeck offers ... ...

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Of all the countries in the world, England has the richest history of magical lore and practice. English authors such as J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, and J.K.Rowling, dominate the world of magic in fiction, but ... ...

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An annotated bibliography of the writings of fantasy writer Katherine Kurtz, with an interview of Kurtz by Robert Reginald and Jeffrey M. Elliot. Complete with index. ... ...

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In almost a century since the First World War ended, Scotland has been transformed in many rich ways. Its literature has been an essential part of that transformation. The third volume of the History, explores the vibrancy of ... ...

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Every good reference book is both a product and a reflection of its time. The Dictionary of Magic & Mystery is not just another compendium or dictionary of occultism: it is a jumping-off point for further research. Here, the ... ...

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The story of King Arthur and the quest for the Holy Grail is well known; less so is that of the coming of Christianity to Britain at around the time of the Roman invasion. It is generally assumed that both these legends revol ... ...

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First published in 1976. This title brings the Victorian era to life with stories of its spectacular leading magicians, conjurers, illusionists, escapologists, scientific experimenters and tricksters. Geoffrey Lamb describes ... ...

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Scotland is often seen as a land of mystery, a place where reality collides with the world of spirits and phantoms. But what effect does that have on the individuals who call it their home? And, in particular, on those people ... ...

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Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award Witch-Hunting in Scotland presents a fresh perspective on the trial and execution of the hundreds of women and men prosecuted for the crime of witchcraft, an offence that involv ... ...

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From Bannockburn and Robert the Bruce to the union of the crowns and Mary, Queen of Scots; from the Reformation and John Knox, to the Enlightenment and the Highland Clearances, and right up to devolution, Scotland is the defi ... ...

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Scotland, its people and its history have long been a source of considerable fascination and inspiration for film-makers, film scholars and film audiences worldwide. A significant number of critically acclaimed films made in ... ...

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The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genr ... ...

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