Under Winter Skies: The Last Journey of the Great Marquis

Under Winter Skies: The Last Journey of the Great Marquis

by Henry Marsh


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In this fascinating and moving collection, Henry Marsh once again uses his exceptional poetic gifts to take us to the heart of one of the most difficult periods of Scottish history. His feeling for place and for the personalities involved is such that we feel we are there – living through the religious wars and tribal wars of seventeenth century Scotland, at the side of the Marquis of Montrose, one of the towering figures of the time. Henry Marsh’s poetry brings those times to life in a way in which prose simply cannot: here is the feeling, the passion, the sheer color of events in which, as the poet reminds us in his introduction, we can find features sometimes evident in our own troubled times. This is a book for those who wish to know what it was like to be of that time, and that place. It is a great and echoing poetic achievement.

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ISBN-13: 9780956527868
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 12/07/2017
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.05(h) x (d)

About the Author

Henry Marsh was born in Broughty Ferry and now lives in Midlothian. He began writing on the death of a friend, a Gaelic Bard, Donald MacDonald of South Lochboisdale. His first collection of poems, A First Sighting, was published in 2,005. Seven other collections have followed, A Turbulent Wake 2007, A Trail of Dreaming, 2009, The Hammer and the Fire, 2011, Wayfarers 2011, Painted Trees, 2012 A Voyage to Babylon, 2013 and The Bedrock, poems on themes from the Great Tapestry of Scotland, 2015.

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