Robert Burns in Time and Place by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie


Robert Burns in Time and Place by Frances Jarvie, Gordon Jarvie

Robert Burns in Time and Place is a brand new title in the Scotties Books series which contain a wealth of interesting facts, stimulating activities, web sites and suggestions for places to visit. The year 2009 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns but studying the life and work of the poet is no longer just a celebration around his birthday, but can be embedded across the school curriculum. The book looks at Ayrshire, Scotland and the wider world as they were in his time and which shaped his experiences and his work.


' ... a historical and geographical context for Burns'

-designed and illustrated short information book, with maps, family trees, timelines, photographs and pictures ... this is a high-quality publication which would be valuable for any project work connected with Scotland's national poet and the festivities still connected with his name.

' ... it is engaging and full of appropriate supporting illustrations, timelines, prints and a wealth of museum material to help support the text. ... these all serve to provide the reader with a clearer appreciation of Scotland's national poet whose life and works are celebrated around the world today.'

' ... firmly aimed at children but is a book we can all read and learn something new about Burns, or have our conceptions of his time challenged. ... well-presented, with crisp, well-chosen illustrations, and places Burns both in his own time, and our own, with useful hints on holding a Burns Supper, as well as sections on farming in Burns'

-bathing in the Solway, and much more - there is even a Burns wordsearch!

About the Author

Frances and Gordon Jarvie are both former teachers. The are the editors of the Scotties Books and, between them, authors of seven titles in the series.

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48 pages


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Publication date

2nd March 2010



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