On a wintry evening in 1941, Dr Lachlan McCready is on his rounds in the remote Scottish village of Rassaig when he comes across a silent, frightened evacuee boy who is trying to survive in one of Rassaig's poorest homes. Lachlan, also scarred by loss, sees that desperate times call for desperate measures and decides to take him under his wing. Meanwhile, down the road, some very different newcomers have turned up - three English land girls have 'come to help' much to the delight of the young men and the consternation of the local religious firebrands. 'A book that will delight for its humour and also go straight to your heart' - "Scotland on Sunday". 'An excellent book ...Cannon, in just a few words, can give a familiar image an arresting vitality' - "Literary Review".
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'Michael Cannon is a fine story-teller ... the observation of the wandering child is convincing and haunting' - Jane Gardam, author of, Old FilthFrom the Publisher:
Intensely atmospheric, lyrical and comic in equal measure, Michael Cannon brilliantly depicts the way in which war darkens the lives of the innocent on even the most distant shores. Michael Cannon writes like a dream and Lachlan's War is not only a terrific evocation of wartime Scotland but also a hugely rich, wonderfully plotted story of love and loss. It is a rare gem of a novel.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141026200