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Scotlands of the Mind

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Does Scotland as a nation have any real existence? In Britain, in Europe, in the World? Or are there a multitude of mulitform Scotlands of the Mind? These soul-searching questions are probed in this timely book by prize-winning author and journalist, Angus Calder. It ia a journey through many possible Scotlands - fictionalised, idealised, and politicised. This perceptive and often highly personal writing shows the sope of Calder's analytical power. Fact or fiction, individual or international, politics or poetry, statistics or statehood, no subject is taboo in a volume that offers an overview of the vicissitudes and changing nature of Scottishness.

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Angus Calder, author of the widely read The People's War: Britain 1939-1945 is a freelance writer based in Edinburgh. An essayist and poet, his other works include The Myth of the Blitz, Colours of Grief and, with Luath Press, Scotlands of the Mind. Poet and activist Beth Junor has been writing poetry, essays and pamphlets since she was 19. During the Cold War she was jailed seven times for non-violent protests against the military. She is a health professional and her work in paediatric language and communication disorder is widely respected.

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'Calder writes like your conscience would' - THE GUARDIAN

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