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This little gem has been unearthed from 1959... Janet Sandison is remembering her childhood in a Highlands community in 1918, in particular the Miss Boyds, six 'old maids' whose comedic turn slowly becomes deeply poignant. --Sunday Telegraph, July 25, 2010
It gives a lovingly written picture of traditional Scottish croft and village life, much as Cranford did of Cheshire a century earlier. --The Lady, August 31, 2010
This tale is full of vitality and the humorous incidents, piling one on top of another, carry themselves along in a thoroughly enjoyable way. --The Observer, May 10, 1959
Miss Duncan captures the sharp, authentic voice of childhood, extracting great richness from the Scottish idiom of her characters. --Times Literary Supplement, May 8, 1959
Candid wit and unconventional pathos.
--Sunday Times, May 10, 1959 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
This edition, published to celebrate the centenary of the author's birth, contains a new Afterword, 'Jane Duncan Remembered', specially written by her niece and nephews. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
first of a classic series, a must read as it it the first, explaining the background of the author. Very funny and honest. Read morePublished on 30 April 2013 by anick
This was mentioned in the wonderful quarterly ' Slightly Foxed' review and I loved it. A picture of life in the highland coast region in the early 1900's. Read morePublished on 23 April 2013 by Mrs U Kretzschmar