Margot Robert Adamson translated early Scots and English poetry from the Bannatyne and other manuscripts into modern English in A Treasury of Middle-English Verse (Dent, 1930).
In her own poetry she touches on Edinburgh and East Lothian, notably in A Northern Holiday (1928). She also wrote novels, and travel literature ‘for those who stay at home’.
Her work was included in Maurice Lindsay‘s Modern Scottish Poetry: An Anthology of the Scottish Renaissance 1920-1945, which helped to establish a number of the poets of the day as part of a flourishing poetic culture.
Publications about Margot Robert Adamson.
Modern Scottish Women Poets Edited and Introduced by Dorothy McMillan and Michel Byrne, Canongate.
Publications by Margot Robert Adamson
A Year of War and other poems, 1920
Up the Hill of Fairlight, Selwyn & Blount, 1925
A Northern Holiday. Poems, Cobden-Sanderson, 1928
Treasury of Middle English Verse, (Translator), Dent, 1930
The Forester’s Wife, Dent, 1931
One Fine Day I Was Walking Along, A Travel Book for those who Stay at Home, Dent, 1933
Chapter and Verse, The Moray Press,1937
The Personal Life of Marie-Antoinette, (Translator), G. Bell & Sons, 1940
A Rope of Sand, A novel about Mary Queen of Scots, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1965