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Highland River
  • ISBN: 9781782118848
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Canongate
  • Binding: Paperback

Highland River

Neil Gunn

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Kenn returns to the Highlands of his youth, to the river which has haunted his imagination for many years.

Determined to walk all the way back to its source, Kenn embarks on a journey that will lead him to review his life – from the difficult 1930s, through the slaughter of the First World War and back to an idyllic boyhood – and deep into the wilderness of his own heart. Awarded the James Tait Memorial Prize 1937, Highland River is written in prose as cool and clear as the water it describes.

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There are two memorials to Neil Gunn in his birthplace of Dunbeath on the Caithness coast. One is a statue and the other is a squat black typewriter. The typewriter is a mid-1930s Imperial. I have...

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