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The Poetry in When a Scot Loves a Lady

To write When a Scot Loves a Lady, I drew upon poetry that I’d long known and loved. Here are the bits that made their way into the novel.


They’re maistly wonderfu’ contented

Robert Burns, “The Twa Dogs”


Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting

That would not let me sleep.

William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2, 4–8

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