The Drinking Well
By (author) Neil Gunn
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Drinking Well by Neil Gunn
Book DescriptionIain Cattanach loves to play the fiddle and wander the hills tending his father's sheep. However, his self-sacrificing mother has other plans for him. A position in an Edinburgh legal firm is secured for Iain and he is forced to leave the countryside he loves. The city is alluring and sophisticated but, ultimately, events force him to return to Torglas and to face up to his family and long-time companion, Mary Cameron. This work contains beautiful characterisation and evocative description of early 20th-century Edinburgh.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904598893
(198mm x 130mm x 34mm)
Imprint: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Neil Gunn
Butchers Broom, Paperback (July 2006)
Tapping into the essence of Gaelic experience, this is the story of a community threatened with eviction, in order to make way for sheep. It is a recreation of the Highland Clearances of the nineteenth century, when great changes swept through the country and its people.
Green Isle of the Great Deep, Paperback (April 2006)
Continues the adventures of the two protagonists from the "Young Art and Old Hector". The unlikely friends, representing the extremes of age and youth, have been transported from the Highlands of our world to an alternative Highland universe, the Green Isle. This novel is both a Scottish parable and a warning of the dangers of power and its abuse.
Off in a Boat, Paperback (May 1998)
Gunn's classic account of his 1930s voyage in the Hebrides. It seeks to capture the romance and exhilaration of a trip in a small boat, and Gunn's observation of sea and landscape is interwoven with understanding of Norse and Celtic culture.
Highland River, Paperback (January 1997)» View all books by Neil Gunn
From an idyllic childhood spent in the Highlands through the terrible slaughter of the First World War, this book features author's reminiscences that eventually lead him back to the river that has haunted his imagination for so many years.
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Author Biography - Neil Gunn
Neil M. Gunn was born in Dunbeath, Caithness in 1891, the seventh of nine children. His father James was a fisherman, and his mother Isabella was a domestic servant. Gunn left the Highlands to live with his sister and her family, and was educated privately, passing his Civil Service exams in 1907. He published short stories throughout the 1920's and his first novel The Grey Coast in 1926. He wrote several other novels, including The Green Isle of the Deep (1944), The Silver Darlings (1941) and his autobiography, The Atom of Delight, in 1956. He died in 1973.
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