Linmill Stories

Based on the author’s youthful memories of his grandparents’ fruit farm in the Clyde Valley at Kirkfieldbank, these 24 finely observed stories (published 1995) bring vividly before us a generation now gone, and a heartening evocation of the world seen through the eyes of a small boy. It was a time without Smartphones or computer games. Life was not ‘mediated’ or saturated in advertising. Young boys played outside (where?). Enjoy the honesty, compassion, harshness, and humour in these stories. The pleasure is equally in the Scots language as in the adventures. You will be delighted by many a word and phrase. Devoid of sentimentality, these recollections present our own immediate local past. So close yet already so far away. ISBN 978-0862412821

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