rymour books independent scottish publisher Foot of the Walk






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Poet, scholar, singer, storyteller, artist; Sheena Blackhall is a prolific and much-admired author from the North-east of Scotland. This enthralling collection follows her life from rural Aberdeenshire to the far-flung corners of the world searching for poems.

As the title, A Bard‘s Life, would suggest, it‘s a kind of autobiography. But Sheena being Sheena, it‘s no ordinary telling of her extraordinary story. It‘s told as a sequence of poems and short stories, illustrated with family photos and her own drawings. She doesn‘t flinch from facing the harsher aspects of her life but moves through to a kind of acceptance which is grounded and true.
All power to her right enough. ALAN SPENCE