ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: March 31, 2021
The Other Side of Stone
By Linda Cracknell
The latest work by Saltire-shortlisted author Linda Cracknell, The Other Side of Stone spans three centuries in an intimate study of those connected to a Perthshire woollen mill.
Following characters as diverse as a 19th century stone mason and rural suffragette, each story is interwoven to create a haunting tale of Perthshire’s wool industry that explores the struggle for women’s rights, and the long-term impact of industrialisation upon rural Scotland.
Reviews of The Other Side of Stone
‘Linda Cracknell’s The Other Side of Stone is a beautiful and haunting collection of stories centred on the history of a Perthshire woollen mill. At once a curse, a lament, a radical cry, each narrative thread weaves its magic to make a spellbinding whole. A beguiling and perfectly crafted novella coloured by the bracken and the bluebells of a Scottish autumn and spring.’ Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker
Linda Cracknell is a writer of fiction, non-fiction and radio drama. Landscape, place and memory are key themes in her work. Her books include Call of the Undertow, Doubling Back: Ten Paths Trodden in Memory and The Searching Glance.
She is also a self-employed teacher of creative writing in various settings. This includes a regular workshop in the Moroccan Sahara and a number of workshops which integrate walking and outdoor exploration with creative writing. She has held residencies on a new long distance footpath, in a children’s hospital and at Brownsbank Cottage, last home to the poet Hugh MacDiarmid