My Heart’s in the Highlands: Classic Scottish Poems is a glorious collection of classic poems and verse introduced by the acclaimed poet, John Glenday.
Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. The poems in this collection are selected by editor, Gaby Morgan.
With poems from famous Scottish writers such as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Mary, Queen of Scots herself there is plenty here to enjoy and inspire. The book roams across so many aspects of Scottish life and culture; its landscape and its history, its people and its celebrations. It’s a country that has inspired poets to write about love, nature and heritage, and to reflect on the important things of life.
Gaby Morgan is an Editorial Director at Macmillan Children’s Books. She has compiled many bestselling anthologies including Read Me and Laugh: A Funny Poem for Every Day of the Year, Poems from the First World War, Fairy Poems – which was short-listed for the CLPE Award – and A First Poetry Book with Pie Corbett.
John Glenday’s first collection, The Apple Ghost won a Scottish Arts Council Book Award and his second, Undark, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Grain (Picador, 2009), also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, was shortlisted for both the Ted Hughes Award and the Griffin International Poetry Prize. His fourth collection The Golden Mean, also published by Picador, was shortlisted for the Saltire Scottish Poetry Book of the Year and won the 2015 Roehampton Poetry Prize.