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The lost leader

Author: Mick Imlah
Publisher: London : Faber, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Many of the poems in Mick Imlah's collection take the most over-worn of Scottish myths as their apparent starting points: Saint Columba and the medieval wizard Michael Scot; the Wallace and the Bruce; Queen Mary and John Knox; the Bonnie Prince; and more.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mick Imlah
ISBN: 9780571243075 057124307X
OCLC Number: 229464693
Awards: Winner of Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection 2008.
Shortlisted for T S Eliot Prize 2008.
Description: 126 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Muck --
The Prophecies --
I --
Fergus of Galloway --
Wizard --
Michael Scot --
Sweetheart --
Flower of Scotland --
Wallflower --
Guelf --
Braveheart --
Bell the Cat --
Selkirk --
The Queen's Maries --
Knox --
Inkhorn --
The Honours --
Embedded --
Maroon --
The Lost Leader --
Gray's Elegy --
Herries --
Not Jenny --
Proscription --
The Ayrshire Orpheus --
Elegy for the Greys --
Diehard --
John Imlah --
Namely --
Mary Queen of Scots --
Railway Children --
Precious Little --
Begging --
The Four Marys of Melrose --
Rosebery --
London Scottish --
Tales of a Grandfather --
Alex --
Stuka --
Maritime --
Independence --
Scottish Play --
Domestic --
Empty Tumbler --
Electric Blanket --
Overprotected --
Starter's Orders --
The Bright Side --
Drink v. Drugs --
Past Caring --
Stephen Boyd --
Gordon Brown --
Dad's Army --
Maren --
Iona.
Responsibility: Mick Imlah.

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Features poems about friends and family - childhood reminiscences, elegies and celebrations - influenced by sporting and military fantasy, the charm of history and the power of anachronism.  Read more...

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