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
From the Publisher
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.