Best known as the playwright of Jamie the Saxt and Jeddart Justice, Robert McLellan has been called the finest writer of Scots prose in our time. His Linmill stories were broadcast by the BBC, one of which, "The Donegals" was made into a film. But for the most part McLellan's prose work has appeared in magazines or anthologies without being fully collected in book form. Their popularity has endured and now all 24 of his tales are available in one volume. Based on the author's youthful memories of his grandparents' fruit farm near Lanark, these finely observed stories give us a priceless insight into a generation now lost to us, and a timeless evocation of the world seen through the eyes of a young boy. There is honesty, compassion, harshness, and humor in these stories, and McLellan's quiet voice adds a unique wit and an unsentimental authenticity to the telling. Introduced by J.K. Annand.
About the Author
Robert McLellan was born in 1907 at the farm of Linmill in the Clyde valley near Lanark. Young Robert was to spend some of his formative boyhood days on holiday at this farm—run by his grandparents—and these experiences formed the basis of the Linmill stories.