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Whittles Publishing, Caithness Advance Announcement
Foreword by Dairmid Gunn
Anyone who enjoys good writing, whether or not a collector of the work of Neil M. Gunn will be waiting in anticipation for October when this Neil Gunn book is republished.  A backdrop of an archaeological story in Scotland serves only to increase the fascination and appeal.  A reprint of one of Gunn’s lighter and more intriguing books centring on the investigation of an ancient cairn.
At the heart of The Silver Bough is a cairn on a knoll surrounded by standing stones. This is of professional interest to an archaeologist, around whom the story revolves. The life-enhancing qualities of the crofting family with whom he lodges and the quiet tenor of Highland life bear a curious similarity to his speculations on how ‘the cairn people’ lived in the distant past. His ideas spread outwards like ripples in a loch, fascinating his colleagues and giving some meaning to the life of a neighbouring landowner, who is mentally scarred from his experiences in the War.
The plot of the book is imaginative and intricate, and includes the mystery of skeletons found in a cist in the cairn.  As the dig proceeds, gold is discovered and then disappears. Has it been taken by the lad the archaeologist has been employing and, if so, where is it? The search is on and the standing stone claims its sacrificial victim.
Local publishers Whittles Publishing adds this title to growing list available in bookshops or on the internet.

Paperback 288pp £8.99 October, 2003


Proposed New Neil Gunn Readers Group

 Second Sight  New foreword by Dairmid Gunn
Set in a Highland shooting lodge, where the focus is a hunt in a remote deer forest, but this is no ordinary thriller. The party of wealthy English people, a team of Highland stalkers and a legendary stag to be hunted in the glens and corries, shrouded against a background of shifting mist, all contribute to the dramatic essence of the novel.

Wild Geese Overhead  New foreword by Dairmid Gunn
From this evocative title comes a powerful novel set in the city of Glasgow in 1939 at the outbreak of war. The main character, a journalist, finds that a glimpse of wild geese catalyses the development of his thinking on various levels – social, political and psychological. Another outstanding novel from the creative pen of Gunn.






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