Buckie poet Caroline Fowler publishes new book
A BUCKIE poet has penned a new book as a tribute to her grandparents who undertook a gruelling walk for charity.
Caroline Fowler’s ‘Brose with Marvel’ is a collection of 37 poems, mainly in Doric but some also in English.
Brose was a traditional Scottish oatmeal which was taken with marvel, a powdered milk, and boiling water, to sustain them on an 185-mile cross country walk in the early 1980s.
Mary and George Fyvie’s daughter Daisy, Caroline’s mum, had Multiple Sclerosis, and they undertook the walk to raise money for research, and were both in their 80s at the time.
Caroline, a member of the Buckie Blethers group, has produced a mix of light-hearted and more serious poems. Brose with Marvel is £5 and is available from Pozzis, Eat Mair Fish, Buckie Community Shop. Proceeds will go to MS Moray and research into MS In Scotland.
Two lines from the title poem are: “Ye’d be hard pushed tae find sic a husband n wife”.
Caroline’s brother is taking copies to her uncle Sandy in Australia at Christmas.