Novels on Scotland

Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:59 am
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David
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[email protected] (bogus address) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > > My wife has been bitten by the European disease and wishes to go to
    > > Northern Scotland to look at her dead ancestors land or such.
    > > Can any good novels be read prior to our departure in March?
    > > She enjoys mysteries while I like historical ones.
    >
    > Where in northern Scotland?
    >
    > I'd suggest Neil Gunn for the north-east (he wrote a lot), or Iain
    > Macpherson's "Wildharbour", or Lewis Grassic Gibbon's "Scots Quair".
    > They are all relatively recent history (19th century at the earliest)
    > but wonderfully atmospheric.

Nothing better than Gunn for historical perspective of the clearances.
'Butchers Broom' is an excellent read.
 
Old Oct 13th 2004, 5:54 pm
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Len <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>. ..
    > >> My wife has been bitten by the European disease and wishes to go to
    > >> Northern Scotland to look at her dead ancestors land or such.
    > >> Can any good novels be read prior to our departure in March?
    > >> She enjoys mysteries while I like historical ones.
    > >
    > >Where in northern Scotland?
    >
    > Wherever the Sinclair's Clan was. No map at this moment but it was
    > VERY up there.
    >
    > >I'd suggest Neil Gunn for the north-east (he wrote a lot),

If you're after stories that will relate to the Sinclairs you
definitely want to read books by Neil Gunn. The Sinclairs and Gunns
are from the same area.

http://www.rampantscotland.com/clans/blclangunn.htm
 

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