The Wee Book of Calvin

The Wee Book of Calvin : Air-Kissing in the North-East

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A collection of essays and aphorisms about Scottish Calvinism. This is Scottish literary humour at its finest.
'A work of contemporary shamanism, with all the bluff, poetry, deranged humour, sleight-of-hand and real magic that implies.' Don Paterson.
This is the first (and maybe the last) self-help guide that promises to make you feel a lot worse after you read it. A hilarious satire on freeze-dried mysticism and off-the-shelf enlightenment, it is also a haunting and lyrical reflection on places, voices and memories -- a literary journey into the heart of North-East darkness.
'A perfect evocation of Scotland's mysterious love affair with loss and sorrow. A powerful dram of Zen Calvinism.' Richard Holloway
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 110 x 154 x 18mm | 140.62g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141019727
  • 9780141019727
  • 947,319

About Bill Duncan

Bill Duncan is the author of The Smiling School for Calvinists (Bloomsbury, 2001), an outstanding debut collection of short stories. He is a Head Teacher of English in a Scottish secondary school and divides his time between Dundee, St Madoes and Orkney.
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