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The Weatherhouse (The Grampian Quartet #2)

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Nan Shepherd builds a novel of great penetration and power, always informed by a Chekhovian eye for the humour, terror and strangeness to be found in everyday life.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 13th 1988 by Canongate Books (first published 1930)
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Jonathan
Sep 08, 2015 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
Deeply moving - both in the perfection of its prose and the truth of its subject. One of the truly great writers of the land and of the women who struggle to live and love upon it.
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Aug 03, 2014 Corey rated it it was amazing
This novel is indeed a masterpiece. And yet Nan Shephard? Never heard of her. This is truly an undiscovered classic. Takes place in a rural region of Scotland; this novel is about the web of life, the people, the history, the birds, the land and sky. A soldier broken by war in the trenches struggles to understand the nature of his world: factual, plain truth, and the greater complexity of deeper meaning. He is alternately scared by the apparent darkness of the universe and surprised by the joy ...more
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Nov 29, 2016 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A moving and intense story set in rural Scotland during the First World War. The two main characters are women, largely overlooked by their family and neighbours, leading lives restricted by poverty or lack of opportunity, their dreams frustrated by their circumstances. Both try to gain esteem in family and society with disastrous results.

Once I had come to terms with the dialect speech and the complicated writing style, I enjoyed this book. It is a rather bleak tale - the drama unfolds gradual
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Nan (Anna) Shepherd was a Scottish novelist and poet. She was an early Scottish Modernist writer, who wrote three standalone novels set in small, fictional, communities in North Scotland. The Scottish landscape and weather played a major role in her novels and were the focus of her poetry. Shepherd also wrote one non-fiction book on hill walking, based on her experiences walking in the Cairngorms. ...more
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