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On the Trail of Robert Service

On the Trail of Robert Service

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To many, the Scottish bank clerk who became the Bard of the Yukon is a figure solely associated with the Klondike. Lockhart reveals Service's vagabond years in North America, and his later travels in Tahiti and Russia as well as his response to success.
Title On the Trail of Robert Service
Author G. W. Lockhart
ISBN 9780946487240
Binding Paperback
Author Bio G Wallace Lockhart, an expert on Scottish traditional folk music and dance, is the author of Highland Balls & Village Halls and Fiddles & Folk. His relish for a well-told tale in popular vernacular led him to fall in love with the verse of Robert Service and write his biography. He and his band Quern have created a musical presentation of Service's life which has been performed many times, including at the 1990 event commemorating the memory of Service in Brittany, and at the 1998 Klondike Centenary Conference at the Edinburgh University School of Canadian Studies.
Reviews 'The story of a man who ... wrote verse for those who wouldn't be seen dead reading poetry' Scots Independent
Table of Contents Contents; Early Years; Wandering Years; Call of the Yukon; The Inspired Rhymester; Characters of the Yukon; War Correspondent; Paris and the War; Hollywood and Tahiti; Russian Traveller; Refugee to Hollywood; The End of the Trail; Don't Call Me a Poet.
BIC Subject Biography: historical, political & military
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