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The Black Dog's Day


About this book:

  • ISBN: 978 191 0237 267 (hardback)

  • Published October 2017

  • Price £12.00 + postage

  • 124 pages

  • Illustrated with 8 original drawings

About this Book:
Patrick of the Hills has composed the poems included in this book over a lifetime of living in Scotland and the North of England. He is passionate about farming and the rights of Scottish crofters and has spent his career working for them.
Some of the poems are dedicated to his family or his many friends all over the world. The book is illustrated with wonderful original drawings by Alasdair McMorrine.

About the Author:
Patrick Gordon-Duff-Pennington, poet, has been farmer, manager of great estates, public servant and a thorn in the flesh of troublesome politicians. He is often known simply as Patrick of the Hills.
His poems capture the spirit of an endangered way of life in the wild and beautiful places of Scotland and the north of England. They celebrate the achievements of good people in their battle with ignorance and bureaucracy. They are also a powerful plea to the next generation to avoid the stupidities of the past.
Patrick has also written two earlier books of poems Patrick of the Hills, published by Arena Press and Last Post and Reveille and an autobiography Those Blue Remembered Hills published by Hayloft.

For more information about Muncaster Castle please see: www.muncaster.co.uk








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