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'Works by selected Scottish authors' contains the following 5 items:

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(1) Marion Angus [ID: 128693572]

Marion Angus (1865-1946) was a key figure in the Scottish literary renaissance. A late starter, she did not publish her first collection of poetry, 'The Lilt and other poems' (1922), until she was 56. Heavily influenced by the Scottish ballad tradition and folk song, her work is mainly in Scots. She is one of the most important Scottish poets of the 20th century and her work deserves a wide audience.

Author: Angus, Marion, 1866-1946

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(2) Helen Bannerman [ID: 128693578]

Helen Bannerman's 'Tale of Little Black Sambo' was a pioneering picture book for children and an instant success when it was published in 1899. Bannerman (1862-1946) was born in Edinburgh, but her famous book was inspired by and written in India where she lived for 30 years. Her story of a black child's adventures with some tigers is now a controversial work due to its highly problematic title, but is an influential and skilfully told tale.

Author: Bannerman, Helen, 1862-1946

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(3) Catherine Carswell [ID: 128693588]

Born into a God-fearing Free Church family in Glasgow, Catherine Carswell (1879-1946) grew up to be a free-spirited journalist and novelist whose works often attracted controversy. She was re-discovered by a new generation when her semi-autobiographical novel 'Open the door' (1920) was republished as a Virago Modern Classic in 1986. She was also an important biographer, publishing works on Robert Burns, Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375), and D H Lawrence, who was also a friend.

Author: Carswell, Catherine, 1879-1946

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(4) Jane Helen Findlater [ID: 128693595]

Jane Findlater (1866-1946) was a celebrated novelist and short-story writer, sometimes in collaboration with her elder sister Mary. Her first novel, 'The Green Graves of Balgownie' (1896), was a great success. She became known for her authentic portrayals of rural life in Scotland, and was admired by contemporaries such as Rudyard Kipling and Virginia Woolf. Her work has subsequently gone out of print and fallen into relative obscurity.

Author: Findlater, Jane Helen, 1866-1946

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(5) Violet Jacob [ID: 128693603]

Violet Jacob (1863-1946) was born into an aristocratic family who had lived at the House of Dun near Montrose since the 15th century. Her classic novel of the 1745 Jacobite rising, 'Flemington” (1911), was highly regarded by John Buchan and is still in print. Jacob had a deep appreciation of the Angus dialect and countryside, and this is evident in her celebrated Scots language poetry in volumes such as 'Song of Angus' (1915).

Author: Jacob, Violet, 1863-1946