Bewick Walks To Scotland
by Sally Evans
72pp Paperback Perfect Bound
Published 20th January 2004
£7.00 post free in UK.
Sally Evans was born of Anglo-Welsh parentage on Teesside and brought up in the North Pennines at Kirkby Lonsdale. She studied classics and philosophy at Newcastle University. She moved to Scotland about twenty years ago and now lives in the Trossachs and runs an antiquarian bookshop in a village alongside the River Teith. Sally is editor of the broadsheet Poetry Scotland.
The title sequence of Bewick Walks To Scotland is a set of fresh and lyrical nature poems, based on Thomas Bewick's famous 2-month hike in 1776. Illustrated with reproductions selected from the wood engravings of Thomas Bewick, the Newcastle engraver (1753 - 1828).
The remainder of this book is selected nature poems that complement the Bewick theme.
"Learned and sensuous at the same time, her poetry achieves rhythmic precision while leaving room for spontaneity."
Cover Picture: Wood engraving The Stag or Red-Deer by Thos. Bewick
from The Figures of Bewick's Quadrupeds - Second Edition, Newcastle 1824.
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