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Jimmy Swan
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ISBN:
9781841582030
Categories
Fiction, Short Stories
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
01 January 2002
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
178
Age Range
19th Century, 20th Century

Jimmy Swan

The Joy Traveller

Jimmy Swan is a wonderfully entertaining collection of stories, allowing the reader a marvellous insight into daily life in the west of Scotland at the turn of the century. Each story is brimful of local and period detail and the editors have provided a full set of notes explaining those historical, cultural, biographical, linguistic and geographical references which allow the twenty-first century reader to appreciate in full these gems from one of Scotland’s greatest writers. In addition a full introduction is given, setting these Glasgow tales in their context and providing information about their author, Neil Munro.

A native of Inveraray, Munro was a journalist by profession and for many years was the editor of the Glasgow Evening News. He is best known for his comic tales about Para Handy, but he also produced a number of historical and contemporary novels, as well as poetry and non-fiction.






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