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Nairn In Darkness And Light By David Thomson

Nairn In Darkness And Light
by David Thomson

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Set in the 1920s, this marvellously sensitive autobiography recreates the varied community of Nairn, with its fishermen and townsfolk, its crofters and its prosperous upper-middle-classes. Nairn has witnessed many of the triumphs and tragedies of Scottish history, and these are recalled with intuitive understanding.
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Nairn In Darkness And Light by David Thomson

Set in the 1920s, this marvellously sensitive autobiography recreates the varied community of Nairn, with its fishermen and townsfolk, its crofters and its prosperous upper-middle-classes. Nairn has witnessed many of the triumphs and tragedies of Scottish history, and these are recalled with intuitive understanding. But it is also the scene of David Thomson's formative years when he suffered an eye injury which nearly blinded him and shaped his whole future. Winner of the McVitie's Prize and the first NCR Book Award For Non-Fiction

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Nairn In Darkness And Light Reviews


"The effect might echo Proust, or Alain-Fournier; the tone is completely distinctive" -- Roy Foster * Observer *
"Long matured, an exceptional malt of the mind... David Thomson's book is one that can be returned to time and time again to refresh with its vision and the brilliance of its writing" * Herald *
"His writing combines a feel for the "this-worldness" of his characters' lives with an understanding of the "otherworldness" they keep a place for in their consciousness. Which is a way of saying that the stylistic achievement depends upon a deep imaginative sympathy" * Guardian *
"A brilliantly original mix of love story, memoir and history" -- Brian Moore

About David Thomson


David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. He is the author of The People of the Sea, In Camden Town and Woodbrook. He developed a career in writing and at the BBC. He died in 1988.

Additional information

GOR000871189
Nairn In Darkness And Light by David Thomson
David Thomson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1988-10-06
320
0099599902
9780099599906
Winner of McVities Prize for Scottish Writer of the Year 1987
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