"Nairn in Darkness and Light" is a mixture of personal experience and past history, in which the author recalls his boyhood spent in the small town on the Moray Firth, on the borders between the Highlands and the Lowlands. Nairn has witnessed many of the triumphs and tragedies of Scottish history, and these are recalled with intuitive understanding in the book; but it is also the scene of David Thomson's formative years, when he was afflicted by eye trouble which shaped his whole future. This is a marvellously sensitive autobiography which in the process recreates the divided community of Nairn, with its fisher community and its townsfolk, the lives of crofters and of the prosperous upper middle classes of the 1920s.
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Set in the 1920s, this memoir of David Thomson?s childhood in Scotland recreates the varied community of Nairn, charts the author?s formative years and recalls the town?s involvement in many significant events of Scottish history.About the Author:
David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. He is the author of The People of the Sea, In Camden Town and Woodbrook. He developed a career in writing and at the BBC. He died in 1988.
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0091683602
Book Description Hutchinson, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091683602