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The Spirit of Jura Scottish Book Trust

The Spirit of Jura By Scottish Book Trust

The Spirit of Jura by Scottish Book Trust

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A collection of stories, poems, essays and artworks from writers and artists, including Will Self, Janice Galloway, Philip Gourevitch, Liz Lochhead and Kathleen Jamie.

The Spirit of Jura Summary

The Spirit of Jura by Scottish Book Trust

Sixty years ago, the beautiful island of Jura provided George Orwell the solitude and inspiration he needed to write his political masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four. In 2006, the Scottish Book Trust established their Jura Malt Whisky Writers' Retreat Programme to give writers the same peace and space, and it is now recognised as one of the best creative opportunities available. In 2007, authors Will Self, Janice Galloway and Philip Gourevitch took a month out, writing and living in the beautiful Distillery Lodge, to work on specially commissioned stories, published here for the first time. Poems, essays and artworks from other writers and artists, including Liz Lochhead and Kathleen Jamie, who have enjoyed a stay on Jura are also included in tribute to Jura's awe-inspiring landscape and the creativity it stimulates.

The Spirit of Jura Reviews

Beautifully illustrated throughout with a stellar cast of contributors.BBC Radio 4 broadcasted in November 2008.

About Scottish Book Trust

Polygon is co-publishing with Scottish Book Trust, the leading agency for the promotion of literature in Scotland, developing innovative projects to encourage adults and children to read, write and be inspired by books.

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The Spirit of Jura by Scottish Book Trust
Used - Very Good
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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