LONGLISTED for LAKELAND BOOK OF YEAR 2020
Together with a facsimile copy of the 1828 'Ballads in the Cumberland Dialect'.
Robert Anderson of Carlisle was the most prolific of the 'multiplication of dialect versifiers' to be found in Cumberland in the nineteenth century. Popularly known as 'The Cumberland Bard', he was born into poverty and he had little formal education. Nonetheless, he went on to publish a collection of poetry in standard English and popular editions of Cumberland Ballads in dialect.
||Paperback; 210 x 148mm
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