Another Time, Another Place

By Jessie Kesson


Another Time, Another Place movingly portrays the tragic consequences of a clash of cultures in a haunting tale of love and war. A young farm-worker's wife has forbidden feelings for an Italian prisoner-of-war billeted in her village.

Year of Publication


Jessie Kesson was an immaculate observer of things, and in Another Time, Another Place she fixes on a clash of cultures between Italian prisoners of war and the crofting community where they are billeted. The result is a poignant and strange story, where the so-called enemy has dreams that cut across the limitations of place and time and transforms a “wifie” to a woman “con amore”. -- Stuart Kelly