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Storm and Precipice and Other Pieces - Neil M. [Miller] Gunn

Faber & Faber, 1942, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with loss at the spine ends and corners, heavy tanning to the spine. Price Clipped. Boards slightly sprung. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with some leaves unopened.

Gunn, Neil Miller (8 Nov. 1891), novelist, was born at Dunbeath, Caithness, where his father had a fishing fleet, but spent part of his boyhood in Galloway. Educated at a village school, he worked in the Civil Service from 1906 to 1937, first in London, then in Edinburgh, and from 1934 as an officer of Customs and Excise at Inverness. His first novel, Grey Coast (1926) at once brought him recognition, and was followed by Morning Tide (1931), The Lost Glen (1932), Sun Circle (1933), Butcher’s Broom (1934), and Highland River, which was awarded the Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1937. Later novels are Wild Geese Overhead (1939), Second Sight (1940), The Drinking Well (1947), The Well at the World’s End (1951), Bloodhunt (1952), and The Other Landscape (1954). Hidden Doors (1929) is a collection of short stories, while Off in a Boat (1938) and Highland Pack (1950) are travel books. The Atom of Delight is an autobiography. Gunn excelled as an interpreter of the psychology of the Celt.

Size: 7½" x 5"
Number of Pages: 158

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