This verse story stirs the imagination with adventure and romance set in the early Scotland of saints and swordsmen. A young Scottish queen must rule, and find a husband, whilst in imminent peril... More > from a Viking attack. The action ranges from Appin to Dunstaffnage, and crosses with Saint Columba to Iona and Ireland.
First published in 1825 by James Hogg, this shortened version improves the pace and readability of the original. Hogg, who visited the location, claimed the tale to be true – handed down in story and song – and many characters are drawn from history.
Whatever the truth, standing on the mighty cliff of Dunvalanrigh (Fort of the King) gazing westwards over the magnificent bay of Ardmucknish it is easy to imagine that great deeds once chose this land as their stage.
And that some beautiful, royal lady gave birth to a legend whose shadows will cling here for ever.< Less
Learn to write quality limericks and progress to poetry and songwriting. Masses of examples and encouragement to explore your creative potential and make it pay. Ideal for budding writers and the... More > general reader.< Less
A romantic verse story set in early Scotland combining yarn, humor and history. Historical characters such as St Columba rub shoulders with Viking royalty as the future of the beautiful young... More > Scottish queen is fought over. Comic characters enliven the action and the queen's maid, Wicked Wene, steals the show.
This version of James Hogg's classic book is skillfully abridged and illustrated to speed up the narrative and enhance your poetic appreciation.< Less
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Learn to write verse starting with the limerick and progressing to poetry and song lyrics. Lots of examples and personal opinions from an experienced writer with an original approach. The book can be... More > read for poetic pleasure or profit by all ages.
Some of the content has been used in schools to teach English. The author has acted as a judge for a greetings card company.
This publication incorporates and expands on two previous works by the same author: "700 Limericks & How To Write Them " and "Clean Limericks For All Occasions"
As Einstein said: "Nothing happens till something moves." Take action; give it a go – win or lose you will have a lot of fun and excitement in the trying, and that is a good gain in itself.< Less
"Gaelic Poems" is a new edition of John Campbell's collected works, with added notes and illustrations. The Ledaig Bard wrote many poems and songs, and co-founded An Comunn Gaidhealach and... More > the Mod. John's author's royalties will go to Mod funds, continuing his support for the language he spoke, sang, and loved.< Less
The Limerick Philosophy:
These limericks are written for fun,
And shouldn’t offend anyone.
They makes your brain wriggle,
And give you a giggle,
Then often delight with a pun!
The need for... More > fresh, original verse is huge and ongoing:
Weddings, Birthdays, Father’s Day, St. Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick's Day, and even remembrance.
Friends appreciate the personal touch. Make someone feel special with an individually crafted poem.
Your greetings cards stand out from the crowd. Twitter users discover the limerick is perfect for tweets, and how to trim your verse to fit the 140 character limit.
You master the versatile limerick and succeed with all types of verse including love poems and song lyrics.
This inspiring book contains over 700 examples of limericks you can use as templates to rapidly create your own.
William Clark was chosen as a judge for the Hallmark Cards verse competition.< Less