A Cameronian Christmas
100 years after his death, this is the first new collection of stories by S.R.Crockett since 1909 and brings together some of Crockett’s fictional writing about the Christmas period and winter season in rural Galloway and beyond. Gifted in the art of natural description, Crockett paints in prose. In this selection he gives us a seasonal treat that will last long into the darkest days of winter, with his tales of Galloway places and folk.
S.R Crockett delivers up a Cameronian Christmas. And while we are all familiar with Dickens’ transformational and redemptive Christmas stories, Crockett offers us porridge in place of turkey and snow in place of a roaring hearth – and our spirits are somehow the better for it.
For anyone looking for something different or something more than festive frivolity, this book will hit the spot.
The collection includes the stories: ‘The Packman’s Pool, Barracloughs,
Peter Peatrack, The Last of the Smugglers, The Last Anderson of Deeside, Lucy of the Eyes and excerpts ‘Ice-running’ (from The Raiders) ‘The coming of Snow’ (from A Galloway Herd) ‘The Sixteen Drifty Days’ (from The Raiders) and ‘Storm on the Wilderness’ (from Rose of the Wilderness.)
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