Sunset Song


by Lewis Grassic Gibbon


‘This book may be read with delight the world over’ – The New York Times

Paperback: 263 pages

Publisher: Polygon, an imprint of Birlinn Ltd., 2006 (new edit. 2015)

Language: English

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Chris Guthrie’s tumultuous feelings as she grows up in rural Scotland are at the heart of Sunset Song, a national and international success which brought fame to James Leslie Mitchell, better known as Lewis Grassic Gibbon. He brings to life the countryside of his youth, a Scotland of small farms and hard life, a place where people show much affection but also one poisoned by gossip and spite.

In the first few decades of the twentieth century, Chris grows up, marries, is widowed, and watches as her way of life is altered by a distant war she barely understands. Yet her strength endures, like the land she loves so intensely.

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Dimensions 13 × 2.2 × 19.8 cm