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A fantastic little primer for all our Burns suppers. Music Matters, BBC Radio 3 --BBC Radio 3

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Robert P. Irvine is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He has written on Jane Austen and is the editor of the two-volume Edinburgh Anthology of Scottish Literature.

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