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Thread #106364 Message #2201381
Posted By: Matthew Edwards
24-Nov-07 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Songbooks: New Book of Scots kids songs and rhymes
Subject: RE: Folklore: New Book of Scots kids songs and rhymes
I was visiting family in Linlithgow earlier this week and found a copy of this book on sale. The story of Coltart's Candy is amazing, and the depth of research done by Ewan is wonderful to behold. I meant to give the book to my nephews for Christmas but I was so enthralled that I've kept it for myself and now I'll have to get another copy for them!
Its a pity that Birlinn missed out on an opportunity to link in with the superb exhibition of paintings by Joan Eardley at the National Galleries of Scotland. Her paintings of Glasgow street children of the 1950's, and the accompnaying photographs by her and by Audrey Walker complement the songs in Ewan's book perfectly.