Wild Harbour

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Canongate, 1989 - Fiction - 175 pages
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Plainly and simply told, Wild Habour charts the practical difficulties, the successes and failures of living rough in the beautiful hills of remote Speyside. In this respect the book belongs to a tradition of Scottish fiction reflected in novels such as Stevenson's Kidnapped and Buchan's John Macnab. But it takes a darker and more contemporary turn, for although Hugh and his wife Terry learn to fend for themselves, they cannot escape from what the world has become. Their brief summer idyll is brought to an end as the forces of random and meaningless violence close over them.

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In this book, written in 1936, WW2 starts in 1944. Weeks before it starts, Hugh and Terry sit with their friend Duncan and consider alternatives to fighting in another useless, senseless, cruel war ... Read full review

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