Jessie Kesson


Born
in Inverness, Scotland
October 28, 1916

Died
September 26, 1994

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Influences


Jessie Kesson, born Jessie Grant McDonald, was a Scottish novelist, playwright and radio producer.

Her first published story was in The People's Friend in the 1930s. She moved to London in 1949 and, while working in a variety of other jobs, began writing radio plays for the BBC. Much of her work has been autobiographical, capturing the speech and landscape of the north-east of Scotland, and evoking the inter-war years. Her novels include The White Bird Passes (1958), which tells of her destitute early years; Glitter of Mica (1963), set in the farming communities of Aberdeenshire; and Another Time, Another Place (1983), describing the effect on those communities of the arrival of Italian prisoners of war in the 1940s. A collection of short s
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Average rating: 3.66 · 236 ratings · 40 reviews · 14 distinct works
The White Bird Passes

3.72 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1958 — 9 editions
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Another Time, Another Place

3.42 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 1983 — 9 editions
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Glitter of Mica

3.77 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1983 — 5 editions
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Where the Apple Ripens and ...

3.78 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1987 — 4 editions
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Somewhere Beyond

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Glitter of Mica

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Short Stories

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It was Upon a Lammas Nicht

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The Jessie Kesson Omnibus

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