The Hoose o Haivers by Susan Rennie, Matthew Fitt, James Robertson
  

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The Hoose o Haivers by Susan Rennie, Matthew Fitt, James Robertson

Loosely based on the Metamorphoses poems of Ovid, The House o Haivers retells some of the best-known, as well as some less familiar, Greek and Roman myths. Using varieties of accessible modern Scots, these writers bring alive a range of tales; including: oMidas, whose touch turned everything to gold. oEcho and Narcissus and how love turned one into a disembodied voice and the other into a flower. oHow Arachne took on the goddess Athena in a weaving contest and what happened to her when she won. oThe adventures of the mighty heroes Perseus and Hercules and the stories of the Minotaur amoungst others. The collection begins in the Hoose o Haivers, a place where stories both true and false begin and grow - a place based on Ovid's fantastic description of the House of Rumour.

About the Author

Matthew Fitt is a poet and writer of fiction. His futuristic thriller But n Ben A-Go-Go (2000), a novel written entirely in Scots, has received critical acclaim and substantial sales, and he is working on a sequel. Susan Rennie is an editor who has worked on several Scots language reference projects and created print, CD and web materials in Scots for children, including The Electronic Scots School Dictionary (1998) and (co-authored with Matthew Fitt) the Grammar Broonie (2000). James Robertson is the author of several collections of short stories and poems, he has also edited the Scots short story collection A Tongue in Yer Heid (1994) and Selected Poems of Robert Fergusson (2000), and co-edited the Dictionary of Scottish Quotations (1996). His first novel The Fanatic (2000) has been a best seller, and his second is expected to be published in 2003.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
96 pages
Interest Age: 10+

Author

Susan Rennie, Matthew Fitt, James Robertson
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Publisher

Itchy Coo an imprint of Black and White Publishing

Publication date

5th August 2002

ISBN

9781902927442


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