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  • T.H.E.: 'When Catherine Carswell published her biography The Life of Robert Burns in 1930, it proved so controversial that one reader sent her a bullet in the post, asking her to make the world "a cleaner place" by using it on herself.

    'And in the week of the bard's 250th anniversary, two scholars have ensured their place in the colourful history of Burnsiana by reigniting a longstanding scholarly feud.'

    January 29, 2009