Naomi Mitchison ISBN:1 899863 20 6 PRICE: pb £5.99 PAGES: p/b; 254pp 128x197mm Cover
illustration by Andrew Fisher.
author has been styled the "doyenne" of modern Scottish
literature. Her first novel was published in 1923 and she has
been a prolific writer ever since. "Lobsters on the Agenda"
is a contemporary novel of the 1950s in a West Highland setting
and retains a refreshing air of topicality. In a small fishing
village various conflicts of interest and loyalty are examined
and discussed at a number of community gatherings, both formal
and informal, during the course of a single week. The author writes
with the experience of years of living and working in the Highlands
and the joy of this novel lies in her use of lilting dialogue
and her understanding of human strengths and frailties. With an
introduction by Isobel Murray, this publication marked the centenary
of the author's birth.
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