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Monday, 21 February 2011

Great Granddad's Poetry

Paisley Poet - John Cowan


  1. I was able to download this book from Google Books by searching for "Paisley Poets Cowan". "Talisman Crew", the story of the Scottish sailors imprisoned unjustly in Peru is quite an interesting one. I wonder if the heroic newspaperman, Cameron of the Daily Mail, who forced the reluctant Tory government to act to free them is any relation to and living tory? :)

  2. John Cowan would have been my great grandfather too - His daughter Isabella was my grandmother. I was born at his property in North St Paisley. I would love to learn more about him and perhaps read more of his writing.
    John Begg