The Man Who Invented a Nation

Stuart Kelly
NZ$ 41.99
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NZ$ 36.32
h198 x 129mm - 304pg
3 Jun 2021 UK
International import eta 10-19 days
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His name and image are everywhere - from Bank of Scotland fivers to the bizarre monument in Edinburgh' s city centre. Scott-land presumes that the reader will have only a hazy awareness of Sir Walter Scott, and, although Stuart Kelly will offer insights into Scott' s works and biography, this is emphatically not a conventional literary biography, nor is it a critical study. Partly a surreptitious autobiography - Stuart Kelly was born near Abbotsford - his examination of Scott' s legacy and character come to change his own thoughts on writing, reviewing, being Scottish, and being human.
' A lovely piece of work - the best book on Scott, indeed, since Edwin Muir' s Scott and Scotland' -- Andrew O' Hagan ' Kelly engagingly assesses Scott' s various works and insightfully sets Scott in his context' * Independent * ' In a smart, refreshingly uncynical book, Kelly examines Scott, Scotland and himself in an intelligent, lively analysis of a great small country' -- Ian Finlayson * The Times *
Stuart Kelly was raised in the Scottish Borders and studied English at Balliol College Oxford, gaining a first class degree and a Master of Studies. He was the Literary Editor of Scotland on Sunday and is now a freelance critic and writer.

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