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Grant, I F

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1887-1983) Scottish patron, ethnographer and author. In 1935 on the island of Iona, she founded the Highland Folk Museum to present her findings and convictions about the high culture attained by the Gaels; it was later housed in Kingussie, Highland region. Of sf interest is A Candle in the Hills (1926), set in a Near Future Britain after a savage takeover by Communist forces, which are resolutely opposed by an ultimately successful resistance known as the Friends of Liberty, who also advocate a free Scotland (see Politics); the monarchy is restored. Grant was granted the MBE in 1959. [JC]

Isabel Frances Grant

born Edinburgh, Scotland: 21 July 1887

died Edinburgh, Scotland: 19 September 1983

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