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Andrew Winton was born in Lanarkshire in 1917. He attended the Edinburgh College of Art where he studied calligraphy and after the war received his Diploma in Typography and Textile Design. During the war he spent many years as a POW, had several escapes, and between times entertained fellow prisoners. He subsequently had a distinguished career as a teacher of Art in secondary schools. For over fifty years he has been in demand at Burns gatherings.


“Loving calligraphy and watercolour sketches are used to illustrate the greatest Burns songs. The book has a pastoral, handwrought labour of love feel to it.”
The Scotsman

“In watercolour and calligraphy, this presentation of Twenty Most Favourite Songs of Burns is delicate and sensitive, the realisation of a dream conceived in youth.”
Scottish Book Collector