Entry updated 12 August 2018. Tagged: Author.
(1905-1944) Scots author, farmer and broadcaster who is of genre interest for his last novel, Wild Harbour (1936), in which a devastating Future War – the expected World War Two – breaks out in 1944. The story centres on a married couple who flee to a cave in the hills of Speyside to escape the looming threat of bombs, Biological Weapons and Poison gas, a temporary escape which though intermittently idyllic cannot endure. Eventually the Post-Holocaust world closes in. [DRL]
born Forres, Moray, Scotland: 5 October 1905
died 15 July 1944
works (highly selected)
- Wild Harbour (London: Methuen, 1936) [hb/]
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