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The Pearl Fishers By Robin Jenkins

The Pearl Fishers

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When the beautiful pearl-fisher, Effie Williamson, arrives in a rural Scottish village, with her grandparents and siblings, the residents react in many different ways. When the religious, gentle Gavin Hamilton takes the family into his home, a difficult love blossoms gradually between Effie and Gavin under the scrutiny of the watchful locals.

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The Pearl Fishers by Robin Jenkins

When the beautiful pearl-fisher, Effie Williamson, arrives in a rural Scottish village, with her grandparents and siblings, the residents react in many different ways, from hospitable warmth to outright rejection, exacerbated when the religious, gentle Gavin Hamilton takes the family into his home, the Old Manse. A difficult love blossoms gradually between Effie and Gavin under the scrutiny of the watchful locals.

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About Robin Jenkins


John Robin Jenkins was born in 1912, one of four children, in the village of Flemington, near Cambuslang. He studied English at the University of Glasgow. When World War II broke out, he registered as a conscientious objector and was directed to work for the Forestry Commission; he used this experience in the acclaimed novel, The Cone Gatherers. In 1957, he moved abroad to work in Spain, Afghanistan and Malaysia. In 1968, he settled in Dunoon where he remained for the rest of his life. In 2002 he received the Saltire Society's Award for Lifetime Achievement. He died in 2005.

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GOR001686928
The Pearl Fishers by Robin Jenkins
Robin Jenkins
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Birlinn General
2007-04-01
208
1846970067
9781846970061
N/A
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