The young Rab, under the often crabbit watch of his grannie and his indulgent grandfaither, goes on adventures as he fishes for mennans, handles the responsibility for pumping the kirk organ on the Sabbath and helps his cousins earn pennies for the sweetie shop. As well as the charming but realistic accounts of his grandparents' farming life, these stories present a captivating relationship between the boy and the natural world in which he experiences the joys and trials of growing up.
|Author Bio||Robert McLellan was born on the 28 January 1907 at Linmill, his grandparents? farm in Kirkfieldband, Lanarkshire. He is best known for his plays for the stage, including the seminal Jamie the Saxt, The Flouers o Edinburgh, Torwatletie, The Carlin Moth and Young Auchinleck. Robert McLellan was made honorary president of The Scottish Society of Playwrights and awarded the OBE in 1977. He died in 1985.|
|Back Cover Text||One of Scotland's finest playwrights and poets shares his favourite childhood memories in this collection of stories. Set on and around Linmill farm, where the author was born and spent many summer holidays, this collection of Robert McLennan's stories is a beautifully crafted evocation of a childhood spent in the fertile Clyde Valley in the early 20th century. Whether you grew up in the 1990s, 1960s or the 1920s, Robert McLellan's Linmill Stories will leave you nostalgic for days spent making scones with Granny, and walks with Grandad back when you were so wee you had to be lifted over every stream.|
|BIC Subject||True stories|
|BISAC Subject||FICTION / Short Stories (single author)|