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Kirsty Gunn Reading

Kirsty Gunn reading from her Faber and Faber novel, The Big Music, at the University of Dundee on 24th May 2012.

Kirsty says: "I wanted to write a book that gave the reader an experience of entering a world: a story about family and family life, about mothers and daughters and fathers and sons. I wanted to structure that story using the piobaireachd, a beautiful musical form that should play a larger part in our cultural life in Scotland but is, on the whole, is ignored. More  than anything,  I wanted to create a place where the reader can live. Come into these pages, I want this book to say. Meet the people who live here. Come and stay with them, understand their lives and their loves and their secrets. "

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