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John Galt 1779-1839
Born in Irvine, Ayrshire. Died in Greenock, Renfrewshire.
Novelist

  • 1820 - "The Ayrshire Legatees"
  • 1821 - "The Annals of the Parish"
  • 1822 - "Sir Andrew Wylie", "The Provost"
  • 1823 - "The Entail"
  • 1830 - "Lawrie Todd", "Life of Lord Byron"

Robert Garioch (Sutherland) 1909-1981
Born in Edinburgh.
Poet, Translator

  • 1940 - Published 17 poems
  • 1954 - "The Masque o' Edinburgh"
  • 1959 - "Jephthah", "The Baptist"
  • 1975 - "Two Men and a Blanket" - his only book written in prose
  • 1983 - "Complete Poetical Works"
  • 1986 - "A Garioch Miscellany" - edited by Robin Fulton

Lewis Grassic Gibbon, a pseudonym for (James Leslie Mitchell) 1901-1935
Born in Auchterless.
Novelist, Journalist, Story Writer

  • 1920's - Published a series of short stories
    "A Scots Quair" - which included the trilogy:-
    • 1932 - "Sunset Song"
    • 1933 - "Cloud Howe"
    • 1934 - "Grey Granite"

    Other Novels
  • 1934 - "Scottish "Scene" - written with Hugh MacDiarmid
  • "Stained Radiance", "The Thirteenth Disciple", "The Speak of the Mearns"
  • "Three go Back", "Gay Hunter"

Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham 1852-1936
Born in London. Died in Buenos Aires.
Essayist, Biographer, Story Writer

  • 1898 - "Mogreb-el-Acksa"
  • 1902 - "Success"
  • 1914 - "Scottish Stories"
  • 1920 - "A Brazilian Mystic"
  • 1933 - "Portrait of a Dictator"

Kenneth Grahame 1859-1932
Born in Edinburgh. Died in Pangbourne, Berkshire.
Novelist, Journalist

  • 1893 - "Pagan Papers"
  • 1895 - "The Golden Age"
  • 1898 - "Dream Days"
  • 1908 - "The Wind in the Willows" - dramatised as "Toad of Toad Hall" by AA Milne in 1930

Elizabeth Grant 1797-1886
Born in Edinburgh. Died in Baltiboys, Ireland
Diarist

  • "The Irish Journals of Elizabeth Smith", 1840-1850, edited by D. Thomson, M. McGusty (Clarendon 1980)
  • 1898 - Memoirs published by her niece under the title "Memoirs of a Highland Lady"
  • "The Highland Lady in Ireland", edited by P. Pelly, A. Tod (Canongate 1991)
  • "A Highland Lady in France", edited by P. Pelly, A. Tod (Tuckwell 1996)

Neil M Gunn 1891-1973
Novelist

  • 1926 - "The Grey Coast"
  • 1929 - "Hidden Doors" - Short stories
  • 1931 - "Morning Tide"
  • 1932 - "The Lost Glen"
  • 1933 - "Sun Circle"
  • 1934 - "Butcher's Broom"
  • 1937 - "Highland River"
  • 1938 - "Off in a Boat" - Travel
  • 1939 - "Wild Geese Overhead", "The Silver Darlings"
  • 1940 - "Second Sight"
  • 1942 - "Young Art and Old Hector"
  • 1945 - "The Key of the Chest"
  • 1948 - "The Shadow"
  • 1950 - "The White Hour, and Other Stories" - Short stories
  • 1954 - "The Other Landscape"
  • 1956 - "The Atom of Delight" - an autobiographical work


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