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Following on from the runaway success of The Magicians of Edinburgh (now in its sixth reprint), renowned poet and novelist Ron Butlin conjures up Scotlands past, present and future in this new collection. From Skara Brae and the Roman invasion to the independence referendum and beyond, the former Edinburgh Makar (Poet Laureate) explores what Scotland means to itself and to the outside world. With his customary wit and insight, he takes a good hard look at some of its magicians from James Hutton to Professor Peter Higgs, from Robert Burns to Dame Elizabeth Blackadder and even Tony Blair. Underlying all these poems is a deep love for Scotlands uniqueness, and its magic!