Dream Angus by Alexander McCall Smith
The Celtic God of Dreams (The Myths Series)

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“Elegant . . . Spare, polished . . . Smith fluidly weaves in contemporary vignettes.” —Publishers Weekly
The latest addition to the Myths series from Canongate, now available in paperback, is a beguiling tale from the beloved author of the best-selling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency. Angus is one of the earliest Celtic deities and one of the most cherished to this day. Like an even more handsome combination of Apollo and Eros, he is the god of love, youth, and beauty. Just the sight of him has made people fall in love, and he has the power to reveal a person’s true love in a dream, if asked politely. Alexander McCall Smith has turned his renowned storytelling talents to crafting irresistible stories from this ancient myth. Five exquisite contemporary fables of love lost and found unfold alongside Angus’s search for the beautiful Caer, the swan maiden he met in his dreams. McCall Smith unites reality and dreams, today and the ancient past, mesmerizingly, leaving the reader to wonder: what is life but the pursuit of dreams?

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Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the international phenomenon The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs series, the 44 Scotland Street series, and the Corduroy Mansions series. He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served with many national and international organizations concerned with bioethics. www.alexandermccallsmith.com
Published January 5, 2012 by Canongate U.S.. 194 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Dream Angus: The Celtic God of Dreams by Alexander McCall Smith 168pp, Canongate, £12.99 A few years ago, I got talking about Scottish books with a South African woman I had just met on a train between Edinburgh and London.

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Angus is a god of dreams and love, and the Celtic mythology spun around his life and acts is cherished in both Ireland and Scotland.

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In Dream Angus author Alexander McCall Smith has taken the Celtic god of dreams and love and interwoven his story with modern tales of dreams, love, and dreams touched by love.

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1 Ladies' Detective Agency joins Canongate's laudable series inviting writers to reinterpret a myth, or, as Alexander McCall Smith describes it, ''a cloud based upon a shadow based upon the movement of the breeze.'' This is a wonderful exercise for authors and readers, so it's hard to begrudge M...

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McCall Smith’s entry in the Canongate myths series (launched by Karen Armstrong’s “A Short History of Myth”) retells the story of Angus, the god of love and dreams, in both ancient and contemporary settings.

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