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The Book of Iona: An Anthology

The Book of Iona: An Anthology

Robert Crawford


An anthology that rally gives a taste of the island. Robert Crawford (my colleague at St Andrews) is . talented poet in his own right, and he provides marvellously accessible translations of many of the poems associated with St Columba. These, coupled with several short stories set wholly or in part on Iona – and even an essay by another of my colleagues, Al Dearle, about the difficulties of providing internet access in wild parts – make this a book to dip into for inspiration and relief from "normal" life.

4/5. Finished 03 March 2018.

(Originally published on Goodreads.)

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