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The Hidden Fairing
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The Hidden Fairing (Paperback)

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Originally published in 1951, The Hidden Fairing presents one man's moral choices, and their consequences, against the background of a society impressed by material success and divided by class and religious prejudices. Growing up on a croft in the remote Highland village of Barnfingal, Bartle MacDonald is shown little affection by his dour widowed mother. Consequently, he enjoys the benevolent attention of Lady Wain, whose annual presence with her family in the Big House brightens his world. He is also imaginatively excited by his grandmother's strange stories, shared in secret, about her past on the island of Wrack. These stories form a bond between them that later, for good or ill, influences Bartle's major life choices. Academically gifted, Bartle progresses to Glasgow University where he excells in Mathematics and, thanks to Lady Wain's patronage, he is offered a prestigious research post. However, Maysie Wain's high-handed rejection of his marriage proposal forces Bartle to realise that he can never really belong in her world, and he declines the position and the brilliant future he thought it promised, in favour of obscurity as a village dominie. Finally finding a form of contentment after a life peppered with disappointments, his equanimity is shattered by an echo from his past. But, like the other gifts he has received, is this latest 'fairing' a punishment or a reward?

Fiction & PoetryReligious & spiritual fictionFiction & PoetryRomanceRomance Publisher: Zeticula Ltd Publication Date: 15/04/2009 ISBN-13: 9781904999775  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Nancy Brysson Morrison (1907-1986) was born in Glasgow. Now remembered principally for her early novel - 'The Gowk Storm' - her literary career was in fact long and diverse, encompassing novels and short stories, biographies and poetry, as well as print and broadcast journalism. In 2013 , Mary Seenan's extensive research into Morrison's life and work resulted in the publication of 'Nancy Brysson Morrison: A Literary Life' .

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