Item description for Beside the Bonnie Brier-Bush by Andrew Nash Ian Maclaren...
Ian Maclaren's Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush is one of the most notorious works of Scottish literature. First published in 1894, the book was an instant best-seller. Millions of readers across the world rushed to devour these nostalgic tales of Scottish life in a bygone age. Based on the author's experiences as a Free Church minister in rural Perthshire, the book captured the contemporary taste with its blend of humour and pathos and its racy Scots dialogue. With a new introduction which explains the importance of Maclaren's writing in literary and religious debates of the period, readers can now view afresh a work which remains a vital part of the Scottish literary tradition. Andrew Nash holds degrees from the universities of Dundee, Edinburgh and St Andrews and now teaches at the University of Reading. He has written widely on nineteenth and twentieth century publishing history and various aspects of Scottish literature. His books include: Kailyard and Scottish Literature and the edited volumes The Culture of Collected Editions and Literary Cultures and the Material Book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.74" Width: 5.83" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Nov 8, 2007
Publisher Kennedy & Boyd
ISBN 1904999573 ISBN13 9781904999577
Availability 111 units. Availability accurate as of May 27, 2017 06:04.
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Scottish fiction Apr 23, 2004
"Ian Maclaren" was the pseudonym used for fiction writing (Scottish fiction) by John Watson. This book (best seller 1895-fiction) is a collection of stories, set in the fictional village of Drumtochty. It is thought that the village of Drumtochty was based on Logiealmond, where Maclaren began his ministerial career. The picture that he painted of rural life is closer to nostalgia than reality. It does demonstrate the importance of the Church in every aspect of people's live at that time.