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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 A Tale of Scotland
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'Gartsbrae is an imposing and strangely powerful house in a Glasgow suburb and is occupied by Mary Lindsay and her enterprising husband, Keck. Mary's brother, Andrew McIver, a watchmaker, lives in Edinburgh and it is the relationships between the two that is the lynchpin of the story. This is explored with telling effect by Pearson, against a subtle examination of Scottish culture, of the influence of the church and the over-riding virtue of self-help. The action moves through different classes of society and through different generations, and a careful balance of tragedy, pathos and humour is skilfully achieved. Peppering the text is a welcome use of Scottish dialect, making Gartsbrae a strong, original and compelling read.' (Back cover of 1995 edition.)

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Alternative title: Gartsbrae : a tale of Scotland
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Dedication: To my mother, Roberta Russell MacGowan
    • Durham, Durham (County),
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Pentland Press ,
      1995 .
      Extent: 217p.
      Written as: Russell Pearson
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      • Includes minor textual changes from the original edition.
      ISBN: 1858212952
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    Scotland,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1800-1899
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