Visiting the Bard and Other Stories
The astonishing range and scope of Alasdair Campbell's writing is highlighted in this collection of short stories set in Lewis. Funny, often tragic and poignant, always acutely observed and with an astonishing sense of character and skill at dialogue, these stories show the skill of a writer at the peak of his powers. From the snatched encounter of "The Odour of Corruption", through the humor of the "Sisters" to the deeply moving symbolism of the "The Lost Sheep", the author's artful evocation of people and the human world holds a universal appeal that transcends their island surroundings.
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