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Dirt & deity : a life of Robert Burns

Author: Ian McIntyre
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ian McIntyre's biography, published to mark the bicentenary of Burns's death, strips away myth and legend and explores what lies beneath. It is based meticulously on documentary and archival sources, and uses only the first-hand testimony of those who knew the man. It sets Burns in his historical context, and paints both his emotional life and his political views in vivid colours. On public matters he had no
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McIntyre, Ian, 1931-
Dirt & deity.
London : HarperCollins, 1995
(OCoLC)603737837
Named Person: Robert Burns; Robert Burns; Robert Burns; Robert Burns; Burns, Robert <1759-1796>; Robert Burns; Robert Burns
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian McIntyre
ISBN: 0002159643 9780002159647
OCLC Number: 33919098
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xvi, 461 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Dirt and deity
Life of Robert Burns
Responsibility: Ian McIntyre.

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A biography of Scotland's most celebrated poet - Robert Burns - published to mark the bicentenary of his death. It aims to show a true portrait of Burns the man rather than Burns the myth.  Read more...
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