The Green Isle of the Great Deep

By Neil Gunn
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Continues the adventures of the two protagonists from the "Young Art and Old Hector". The unlikely friends, representing the extremes of age and youth, have been transported from the Highlands of our world to an alternative Highland universe, the Green Isle. This novel is both a Scottish parable and a warning of the dangers of power and its abuse.

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'A brilliant novelist' Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Author Biography

Neil Gunn was born in Dunbeath, Caithness in 1891, the seventh of nine children. He published short stories throughout the 1920s and his first novel The Grey Coast in 1926. He wrote several other novels, including Butcher's Broom (1934), The Silver Darlings (1941) and his autobiography, The Atom of Delight, in 1956. He worked for the Civil Service as a Customs and Excise officer before becoming a full-time writer in 1937. He died in 1973.