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Homers

Author: Iain F MacLeod; Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh, Scotland)
Publisher: London : Nick Hern, in association with the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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1967. Alex and Mary are "homers", sent from care homes in Glasgow to the islands to live with a new family. They are thrown into the kaleidoscope of island life: the teacher who barks in a strange  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Iain F MacLeod; Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh, Scotland)
ISBN: 1854597272 9781854597274
OCLC Number: 51527403
Notes: "Until the late 1960s it was commonplace for orphans from the central belt of Scotland to be boarded out with families from the Highlands and Islands. These children were known as homers."
Description: 78 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: by Iain F MacLeod.
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'As a way of articulating a collision between two kinds of Scottishness..., the play fairly bursts with comic energy and potential' Joyce McMillan 'An oddly liberating celebration of the sheer Read more...

 
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