Clap Hands for the Singing Molecatcher: Scenes from a Scottish Childhood (Paperback)Roderick Grant (author)
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Laughter, tragedy and dramatic incident thread their way through the life of a growing boy and the lives of the people he observes. Roderick Grant's book is not merely one of nostalgic recall. It is a richly evocative memoir of a time and place when horses still drew ploughs and children walked seven miles or more each day to reach their school; and where shepherd and gamekeeper, farmer and labourer, forester, railway worker, teacher, laird and minister, and their families, were all part of a community, close-knit in its isolation from the changing post-war world.
Publisher: Birlinn General
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
'a detailed, loving and always interesting recollection of an adventurous Scottish childhood, refreshingly honest about the dawn of sexual awareness'-- Angus MacVicar
'I was captivated . . . Grant's evocative style, with humour never far away, recalls H.E. Bates and the best of his country writing'-- Sue Baker
'Beg, borrow or buy a copy today, I promise that you will be entranced'* Nairnshire Telegraph *
'Evocative and lively'* Scots Magazine *
'Vividly paints the sights, smells, events and characters of rural Scotland in such a comedic way that it is hard not to laugh out loud'* Press & Journal *
'Absolutely fascinating ... beautifully written'* BBC *
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