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Halesome Farin' : 
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by John Waddell 
UK price: £8.85     US price: $15.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 166
ISBN: 0-595-33011-8
Published: Sep-2004

This is the third book of poems by John Waddell, following the publication of his first very successful collection, The Flying Snail and his second book, A Glimpse of Eden. This time all the poems are written in the beautiful, rich, and descriptive Scots language familiar to all brought up north of the border.

Book Description
These poems written in the beautiful, rich and descriptive Scots language are a real ‘Clootie Dumplin’ mixture of ingredients all held together with the ‘cloot’ of John Waddell’s ability to paint the most wonderful word pictures, such as the wee robin eating his porridge, or the wee laddie picking up his football and going home when he wasn’t winning, or the wonderful display of the Giacobinias, October, 1933, witnessed by the poet on his way home from his fiddle lesson. This is a book to share with friends for anniversaries, birthdays, or Christmas. Above all, it is a book to treasure.

About the author

Members of the Caledonian Society to which John Waddell belongs know him to be a very keen gardener, with a garden the envy of all. All his poems about gardening are deliciously funny, but the poem Gairden Walk, which goes from disaster to disaster, is a real gem. While so many of his poems on a wide range of human experience express delicate and wry humour, his personal and deeper poems are especially sensitive and moving.

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Book by John Waddell's brother, Alexander Waddell:

An Infantryman's War : 1937 – 1946                           
by Alexander G Wadde
UK price: £9.99     US price: $11.95
Format: Paperback
Size : 6 x 9
Pages: 100
ISBN: 0-595-36244-3
Published: Jul-2005 

This is a really a remarkable book about World War 2. So many battlegrounds—first in the Shetlands (a preparation rather than a battle), then the desert in North Africa, then D-Day itself into France, and finally Norway! As a first-hand account by someone directly involved in these battles, especially the D-day invasion, this work is a very valuable record of history.