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New Book published by William Hershaw

17th November 2009

Scots language poet, teacher and musician William Hershaw has published a new work - Johnny Aathin. The work contains prose and poetry in Scots and is set in a fictional Fife coal mining village. Hershaw writes about the characters and events of several decades in a small Scottish mining town. We can listen here to two extracts from the work read by Hershaw.
Copies of the book are available for £11 from 39 McKenzie Crescent, Lochgelly, KY5 9LT. All proceeds from the sale of the book are donated to Leukaemia Research.

  • Johnny Aathin extracts


  • Johnny Aathin Intro