A Hantle O Verse Poems in Scots for Children by Bette Boyd


A Hantle O Verse Poems in Scots for Children by Bette Boyd

With its rich mixture of Blethers, Bairns, Bogles, Beasties, Ballads, Battles and Bourachs, this poetry collection draws upon a range of languages and dialects of Scotland, from the Lallans of the south and the Doric of the north-east, to the distinctive speech rhythms of Caithness and the northern isles. Experience the sounds and cadences of the Scots language by reading aloud the poems contained within this anthology. This is a book to be enjoyed not just by children, but by all.


...a good book and a much needed one. ...it is hard to find a collection as useful and wide-ranging. ...All lovers of Scottish poetry...should have this book on their shelves. ...The authors are to be congratulated on this varied and stimulating collection. -- Speaking English, Journal of the English Speaking Board (International), Spring 2004.

About the Author

Bette Boyd has been a drama teacher, actor, broadcaster with the BBC and lecturer and examiner in Presentation skills in schools, colleges and universities.Michael Elder was an actor and broadcaster and writer of television and radio scripts and novels.

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96 pages


Bette Boyd
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Publication date

26th August 2003



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