An event at the Library next week marks the publishing of a new book on the life and works of Robert Fergusson (1750-1774). The Edinburgh poet, whose work demonstrated a genius for Scots poetry and a gift for satire, was the inspiration for Robert Burns, and highly regarded among contemporary writers. Heaven-Taught Fergusson is a new study by Robert Crawford, himself a poet and the head of the School of English at St Andrews University, who will speak about the 'sadly neglected' Fergusson at the launch in the George IV Bridge Building on Tuesday 25 March (7pm). Tickets are free and should be booked in advance: please phone 0131-622 4807, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Library shop.
14 March 2003