THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE by James Barke

THE CREST OF THE BROKEN WAVE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the inevitable fourth volume of a five novel series (The Wind That Shakes the Barley etc.) based on the life of Robert Burns. To those who haven't read the earlier books, and to those who are not at ease in page after page of Scottish dialect, this continuation which covers the years 1788-1791 will be a considerable chore. The author might have made things more interesting if he weren't such a cold fish himself, but he presents Burns' three years as a farmer, a husband, as Scotland's Bard, as passionate extra-curricular lover, and as an admirer of the French revolution in a very dull fashion.

Pub Date: Sept. 15th, 1953
Publisher: Macmillan