Burns the Exciseman

  • Stock No
  • 44096
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9780907526438
  • 1 Author
  • Graham Smith
  • 2 Publisher
  • Stenlake
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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Featuring black and white pictures and photographs, this slim book is the perfect companion for anyone with an interest in Scotland's most famous bard. This book fills a long felt need, dealing as it does with Robert Burns the Exciseman, an important aspect of Burns' life which has, until now, received scant attention from his numberous biographers. At long last, here is a book solely devoted to the last seven years of his life when he served with some distinction as an Excise officer and coincidentally when it is claimed he was at the height of his powers. Drawing deeply on Excise records and documents, other contemporary material and the poet's own letters as well as the author's own unrivalled knowledge of Excise history and procedure, this book paints a fascinating picture of the Scottish Excise in the Eighteenth century and a vivid portrait of Burns' 'other existence' - that of a dedicated, conscientious and effective revenue officer

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