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Magnus Merriman

by Eric Linklater

Introduced by Douglas Gifford. This hilarious novel charts the rise and fall (and perhaps the rise again) of Magnus Merriman-would-be lover, writer, politician, idealist and crofter-moved by dreams of greatness...


Private Angelo

by Eric Linklater

Introduced by Magnus Linklater. Angelo, a private in Mussolini's 'ever-glorious' Italian army, may possess the virtues of love and an engaging innocence but he lacks the gift of courage. However, due to circumstances...


The Defence of Calais: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

It is a tale of defeat, but when defeat is characterised by valour of a certain pitch and quality, its memory may outlast a tale of victory. And like the Burghers who came with ropes about their necks, to offer...


The Highland Division: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

The Highland Territorials were made up of the 51st Division, who had fought bravely in the Great War, and entered WWII with a fearsome and loyal reputation. Here Erik Linklater draws from letters and War diaries...


The Northern Garrisons: The Army at War Series

by Eric Linklater

The Northern Garrisons visits the soldiers of WWII in some of the most barren and inhospitable of outposts. Eric Linklater, in his mission to document the lives, trials and achievements of these men, travelled...


Raft, the / Socrates Asks Why

by Eric Linklater

Are the people of Britain capable of serving the new world, of writing with honour a new chapter of history? The answer, conclusively, is Yes.� But Socrates, in the third of the pieces, has still to be satisfied...


A Spell For Old Bones

by Eric Linklater

"When the giants fell, old bones revived" - there is the rubric for Eric Linklater's new story, first published in 1949. There may be no historical foundation for his tale of a fantastic war, in the First century...


The Dark of Summer

by Eric Linklater

In the early years of the Second World War an army officer is sent to the Faroe Islands to investigate rumours of a collaboration with the Nazi regime in Norway. What he finds changes lives, not least his own....


A Terrible Freedom

by Eric Linklater

First published in 1966, Eric Linklater's brilliant novel tells the story of a double existence.

Evan Gaffikin, sixtyish, grumpy and bored with his dull commercial success, discovers and develops his power to...


A Man Over Forty

by Eric Linklater

Eric Linklater's command of language and situation, and his gifts for humour and storytelling have seldom been better displayed than in A Man Over Forty, first published in 1963.

Edward Balintore is the archetypal...


The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea

by Eric Linklater

The Pirates in the Deep Green Sea, written for children, is a fantasy, in which Davy Jones and all the drowned pirates under the sea are discovered guarding the great knots that tie latitudes and longitudes...


The Goose Girl and Other Stories

by Eric Linklater

Eric Linklater was one of the most respected and prolific Scottish writers of this century, yet more than twenty-five years have passed since his last collection of short stories was published.

This selection...


The Merry Muse

by Eric Linklater

A hitherto unknown pornographic manuscript of Robert Burns is found in the effects of a dead schoolmaster of impeccable reputation.Max Arbuthnot, an Edinburgh lawyer and a rich man, who at the age of sixty has...


The Impregnable Women

by Eric Linklater

The Next Great War begins, and soon all Europe is involved. The war lasts a year - and then the women, robbed of husbands and sweethearts and sons, grow doubtful of the benefits of military policy, and begin...


Juan in China

by Eric Linklater

The earlier adventures of Juan Mosely � a lineal descendant of Byron�s Don Juan � are recorded in Juan in America. From America he goes on an amorous adventure to China where he becomes involved in politics...


Ripeness Is All

by Eric Linklater

When the celibate Major Gander, C.B., T.D. sold out the family toffee business to American Candy Inc., he was able to retire in comfort. And when he dies from heart failure (it was after a strenuous shoot at...


Poet's Pub

by Eric Linklater & Nancy Pearl

A literary Cheers—filled with British charm and wit

Comprised of an entertaining series of vignettes that occur at the Pelican Pub in Downish, England, Poet's Pub is a humor-filled collection of stories by...


The Wind on the Moon

by Eric Linklater & Nicolas Bentley

WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL

Major Palfrey is leaving for the wars, and he tells his two girls, Dinah and Dorinda, to be good while he is gone. But the sisters aren’t sure they can be. As Dorinda explains,...