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O Mice an Men
Of Mice and Men in North-East Scots (Doric)

O Mice an Men

By John Steinbeck, translated into North-East Scots by Sheena Blackhall

First edition, 2018. Dundee: Evertype. ISBN 978-1-78201-229-0 (paperback), price: €13.95, £11.95, $15.95.

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O Mice an Men wis first published in 1937. It tells the tale o George Milton an Lennie Small, twa gangrel ranch wirkers, fa meeve frae airt tae airt in California sikkin oot new wirk chaunces durin the Muckle Depression in Americay. Scriever John Steinbeck foondit the novella on his ain experiences wirkin alangside traivellin fairm wirkers as a halflin in the 1910s (afore the camin o the Okies he wid brawly describe in The Grapes o Wrath). Steinbeck tuik the title frae Robert Burns' poem “To a Mouse”:    
But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,
In proving foresight may be vain:
The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
Gang aft agley.
An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
For promis’d joy!
Sheena Blackhall is a poet fa’s scrieved mair than 130 poetry volumes, an fower novellas. She’s haen twa plays televeesed an puckles o e-buiks, includin The Chimera Institute an The Honey that came frae the Sea. Recently wi Sheila Templeton she owersett Charlotte Brontë’s Jean Eyre. Her maist recent owersett is L. Frank Baum’s The Winnerfu Warlock o Oz. Baith o the latter buiks can be gotten frae Evertype.

HTML Michael Everson, Evertype, 19A Corso Street, Dundee, DD2 1DR, Scotland, 2018-11-04

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