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The Silver Darlings By Neil M. Gunn

The Silver Darlings
by Neil M. Gunn

"First published in 1941 by Faber and Faber"--Colophon.
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The Silver Darlings Summary


The Silver Darlings by Neil M. Gunn

The tale of lives won from a cruel sea and crueller landlords. The dawning of the herring fisheries brought with it the hope of escape from the Highland Clearances, and this story paints a vivid picture of a community fighting against nature and history, and refusing to be crushed.

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About Neil M. Gunn


Neil Miller Gunn (1891-1973) was a novelist, critic and dramatist, one of the most influential Scottish writers of the first half of the 20th century. He was born in the village of Dunbeath in the county of Caithness, the northernmost county of mainland Scotland. His father was the captain of a herring boat, and Gunn's preoccupation with the sea and fishermen can be traced directly back to his childhood memories of his father's work. He began his working life as a Customs and Excise Officer, and turned to full time writing after he was awarded the 1937 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Highland River. He continued to write prolifically both as novelist and essayist throughout his life.

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GOR001240196
The Silver Darlings by Neil M. Gunn
Neil M. Gunn
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Faber & Faber
1978-06-01
592
0571090419
9780571090419
N/A
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