Birlinn General
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841585956
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 208
PUBLICATION DATE: March 26, 2007


Clap Hands for the Singing Molecatcher: Scenes from a Scottish Childhood

By (author) Roderick Grant

Laughter, tragedy and dramatic incident thread their way through the life of a growing boy and the lives of the people he observes. Roderick Grant’s book is not merely one of nostalgic recall. It is a richly evocative memoir of a time and place when horses still drew ploughs and children walked seven miles or more each day to reach their school; and where shepherd and gamekeeper, farmer and labourer, forester, railway worker, teacher, laird and minister, and their families, were all part of a community, close-knit in its isolation from the changing post-war world.

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