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Donny O’Rourke & Julian Turner

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Donny O’Rourke chases ghosts in the borders for Samhain, and Julian Turner considers the value of imagination and metaphor. Donny O’Rourke visits old haunts in Dumfries and the Borders, ghosted by the bards of Scotland’s past, for the liminal Celtic festival of Samhain. Julian Turner considers the usefulness of imagination, not just to the writer, but also to the exile and the abused child, and suggests that metaphorical thinking may be psychologically essential.


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