Listener and reader competition copies of The Wind that Shakes the Barley are now available for local and regional radio and newspapers.
After years of having been out of print, the finest novel ever written about Scotland’s National Bard is once again available this month from Edinburgh’s Black & White Publishing. Published in time for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns on 25 January 2009, The Wind that Shakes the Barley is widely acknowledged as the classic novel of his life and times.
The Wind that Shakes the Barley is the first book in James Barke’s quintet of novels about Robert Burns and brings his early years vividly to life. The quintet was Barke’s life’s work and this is the finest and most accessible novel about Robert Burns ever written.