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- DescriptionThis is the first publication of the last collection of his short stories that Fred Urquhart planned. It displays the full range of his work: unsparing stories, tragic and comic, about ordinary people in twentieth century Scotland; historical tales in settings from Bohemia to Dundee; and unconventional ghost stories with such disparate themes as the identity of the Third Murderer in Macbeth and goings-on in Lillie Langtry's household. As always, Urquhart the master storyteller excels in vivid dialogue and the creation of memorable characters, often placed in challenging circumstances. And in many of these stories he uses the freedom of the late twentieth century to explore various forms of sexuality with an enhanced frankness.
- Author BiographyFred Urquhart (1912-1995) was born in Edinburgh, and is best known as a superb short story writer. Having admired Fred Urquhart's work for many years, Colin Affleck, a fellow native of Edinburgh, became a friend of his on his return to Scotland in 1991. Urquhart later appointed him as his literary executor. Among Dr Affleck's writings on Urquhart is a study focussing on his short stories, which appeared in British Short-Fiction Writers, 1945-1980 (edited by Dean Baldwin). Dr Affleck is now working on a biography of Urquhart.
- Author(s)Fred Urquhart
- PublisherZeticula Ltd
- Date of Publication17/04/2014
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleThe Fred Urquhart Collection
- Place of PublicationGlasgow
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintKennedy And Boyd
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight392 g
- Width127 mm
- Height203 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byColin Affleck
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