You are in:  Home - Fiction - Dear Green Place and Fur Sadie, The
The Dear Green Place and Fur Sadie
£6.99
eBook only


ISBN:
9780857901507
Categories
eBook Only, Fiction
Imprint
Polygon
Publication Date
01 April 2008
Format
Available as an eBook only
Status
eBook only
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
256
Age Range
20th Century

The Dear Green Place and Fur Sadie

   
 
eBook also available at the iBookstore
 
'Wonderfully authentic and very searching’ - Hugh MacDiarmid
 
‘An exciting first novel worth a dozen more seasoned efforts’ - The Guardian
 
Glasgow, ‘the dear green place’, is the setting for Archie Hind’s acclaimed novel. Mat Craig is a young Glaswegian working-class hero and would-be novelist, whose desire to define himself as an artist creates social and family tensions. Set in 1960s Glasgow, The Dear Green Place is an absorbing and moving story, the whole book is invested with strong and sombre descriptions of the city around Mat.
 
Also included in this edition is Fur Sadie, Hind's unfinished second novel.
 
Archie Hind was born in 1928. Educated in Glasgow, where he has spent most of his life, his jobs have included bus driving, glass sculpting and data processing. He studied writing for a year at Newbattle College under Edwin Muir, and attended WEA lectures by Jack Rillie of the English Department at Glasgow University; both men were to influence him and his writing. The Dear Green Place first published in 1966 is Hind’s only complete novel and won both the Guardian Fiction Award and the Yorkshire Post Award for Best Book.