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Synopsis: Poems explore the author's relationship with his wife and portray his grief after her death
About the Author: Douglas Dunn was born in Inchinnan, Renfrewshire, in 1942 and lived there until he married at the age of twenty-two. After working as a librarian in Scotland and Akron, Ohio, he studied English at Hull University, graduating in 1969. He then worked for eighteen months in the university library after which, in 1971, he became a freelance writer. In 1991 he was appointed Professor in the School of English at the University of St Andrews.
As well as ten collections of poetry, including Elegies (1985), The Year's Afternoon and The Donkey's Ears (both 2000), Douglas Dunn has written several radio and television plays, including 'Ploughman's Share' and 'Scotsman by Moonlight'. He has also edited The Faber Book of Twentieth-Century Scottish Poetry (2000).
Douglas Dunn has won a Somerset Maugham Award, the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and has twice been awarded prizes by the Scottish Arts Council. In 1981 he was awarded the Hawthornden Prize for St Kilda's Parliament. In January 1986 he was overall winner of the 1985 Whitbread Book of the Year Award for his collection Elegies.
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publication Date: 1985
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Faber and Faber, 1985. Condition: Fair. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. Please note the Image in this listing is a stock photo and may not match the covers of the actual item,250grams, ISBN:0571135706. Seller Inventory # 7017674
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004194117
Book Description Faber & Faber, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Yes, with plastic cover. Spine of dust jacket is lightly faded. Book is square and binding is tight. Although a library book, it was never circulated. A very nice copy. Donation plate from The British Council on ffep. Former library book with usual library stamps, tape stains, markings and shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 2690
Book Description Faber And Faber Ltd. 1985-06-03, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Books is in good condition. Some moderate creases and wear. This item may not come with CDs or additional parts including access codes for textbooks. Might be an ex-library copy. Seller Inventory # DS-0571135706-3
Book Description Faber, London, 1985. Hardback. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine first printing in fine, complete dustwrapper. The book is square, tight and unmarked. Some very faint spotting to top edge. The dustwrapper is complete, crisp and unclipped. As a keen collector myself I make every effort to provide a high level of service. Enquiries welcomed. Seller Inventory # 005067