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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Faced with a choice between her harsh farming life and the seductive but distant world of books and learning, Chris Guthrie eventually decides to remain in her rural community, bound by her intense love of the land. However, the intervention of the First World War leaves her choice in tatters. Chris is now a widowed single mother: her farm, and the land it occupies, is altered beyond recognition - trees torn down, people displaced. But although the novel describes a way of life which is in decline, it also presents a strong image of hope. Chris adapts to her new world, displaying an intuitive strength which, like the land which she loves, endures despite everything. "Sunset Song" is a testament to Scotland's agricultural past, to the world of crofters and tradition which was destroyed in the First World War. It is a powerful description of life in the first few decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. Renowned expert Ian Campbell has produced the first new scholarly text for fifteen years and has the blessing of the Lewis Grassic Gibbon estate.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Since its first publication in 1932, "Sunset Song" has been regarded as one of the most important novels ever written in Scotland and it has retained its power to shock and to inspire ever since. Its heroine, Chris Guthrie, endures much hardship and tragedy, yet her desire to learn, her powerful spirit, and her passionate love of the land have made her a beloved favourite with generations of readers. Together with "Cloud Howe "(1933) and "Grey Granite" (1934) her story forms A Scot Quair, which is also published by Polygon.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALI SMITH Young Chris Guthrie lives a brutal life in the harsh landscape of northern Scotland, torn between her passion for the land, duty to her family and her love of books. When her mother, broken by repeated childbirths, takes her own life and poisons her two youngest children, Chris is left with her father to run the farm on her own. Soon she is alone, and for the first time can choose how to spend her life. But as the First World War begins, everything changes, and the young men leave Scotland for battle. The first in Gibbon's classic trilogy A Scot's Quair, Sunset Song is infused with local vernacular, and innovatively blends Scots and English in an intense description of Scottish life in the early twentieth century.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Divided between her love of the land and the brutal harshness of farming life, young Chris Guthrie finally chooses to stay in the rural community of her childhood. Yet the First WORLD War and the economic and social changes that follow make her a widow and mock the efforts of her youth. But although the days of the small crofter are over, Chris symbolises and intuitive strength which, like the land itself, endures despite everything. Sunset Song is the first and most celebrated book of Grassic Gibbon’s great trilogy, A Scot’s Quair. It provides a powerful description of the first two decades of the century through the evocation of change and the lyrical intensity of its prose. It is hard to think of any other Scottish novel this century which has received wider acclaim and better epitomises the feeling of a nation.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

This carefully crafted ebook: äóìA SCOTS QUAIR: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe & Grey Granite (Worldäó»s Classics Series)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is the first book of the trilogy A Scots Quair and widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dadäó»s death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I. Cloud HoweII is the story of Chris Guthrie and her second husband Robert. They move to Segget, a mill town where a class struggle is taking shape and Robert is at the helm of political affairs. Grey Granite is the final book of the trilogy and the story of Ewan, Chrisäó»s son in the depression era. Ewan is forced to become a communist activist due to violence and police brutality. But everything is threatened when the cause becomes bigger than the people around him. Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901 äóñ 1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

This carefully crafted ebook: äóìSUNSET SONG (Worldäó»s Classic Series)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sunset Song is widely regarded as one of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century. Chris Guthrie, the female protagonist, is a strong character who grows up in a dysfunctional farming family. Life is hard after her dadäó»s death and she must take some tough decisions to save her farms under the inevitable threat of World War I . . . Lewis Grassic Gibbon was the pseudonym of James Leslie Mitchell (1901-1935), a Scottish writer famous for his contribution to the Scottish Renaissance and portrayal of strong female characters.

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon

A Scots Quair is a trilogy by the Scottish writer Lewis Grassic Gibbon, describing the life of Chris Guthrie, a woman from the north east of Scotland during the early 20th century.It consists of three novels: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe, and Grey Granite. The first is widely regarded as an important classic. A comprehensive glossary of the Scots dialect is included.

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Amelia Carr

Lovers are torn apart in World War Two and a mother and daughter separated by guilt and shame this stunning novel, for fans of Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley. When the Second World War breaks out, Carrie Chapman rebels against her controlling husband to work at a local hospital. Amidst the chaos of the Bristol blitz, Carrie finds herself falling in love with a young doctor, Dev. Carrie's willing to defy convention and leave her stifling marriage for Dev, but one summer evening, horrific events change Carrie's life for ever. Since that night, for forty years, Carrie's beloved daughter, Gillian, has refused to see or speak to her. Now, someone is digging into the past. Will Carrie break her long silence and, if she does, will Gillian finally be able to forgive? Don't miss any of Amelia's romantic epics, Dance With Wings, A Song At Sunset, A Woman of Secrets and The Secret She Kept.

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Amelia Carr

Lovers are torn apart in World War Two and a mother and daughter separated by guilt and shame this stunning novel, for fans of Kate Morton and Lucinda Riley. When the Second World War breaks out, Carrie Chapman rebels against her controlling husband to work at a local hospital. Amidst the chaos of the Bristol blitz, Carrie finds herself falling in love with a young doctor, Dev. Carrie's willing to defy convention and leave her stifling marriage for Dev, but one summer evening, horrific events change Carrie's life for ever. Since that night, for forty years, Carrie's beloved daughter, Gillian, has refused to see or speak to her. Now, someone is digging into the past. Will Carrie break her long silence and, if she does, will Gillian finally be able to forgive? Don't miss any of Amelia's romantic epics, Dance With Wings, A Song At Sunset, A Woman of Secrets and The Secret She Kept.