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"AT THE LOCH OF THE GREEN CORRIE" and FISHING AUCHALOCHY ON THE ROAD TO RUAN

“AT THE LOCH OF THE GREEN CORRIE” (A BOOK REVIEW)
If the length of time it takes to read a book is evidence of its worth then this is one of the best books I have ever read. In the case of “At The Loch of The Green Corrie” by Andrew Greig, it happens to be true. I have relished every moment of my time spent in its pages and the fact that it has taken me around eighteen months to read, arises from considering and savouring every poetic line of this beautiful book, because one doesn’t so much read as live it. I would like to quote a few lines as evidence, but which lines? I would be as well reproducing the entire book. It is, as Alexander McCall Smith has written (and quoted on the front cover), “Exquisitely written, moving and utterly memorable.” Other reviewers are equally taken with this “ruminative, beautifully written book that is at once a biography of (Norman) MacCaig, an account of a journey in North West Scotland and a captivating memoir of Greig’s life as a poet, Himalayan cl…

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