The History of Leith

February 20, 2007

A new chapter in a tale of neglect

When The House with the Green Shutterswas published in 1901 it injected a much-needed dose of acutely-observedreality into the over-sentimental version of Scotland portrayed in the literature of the time. George Douglas Brown based much of the novel on his life in the Ayrshire village of Ochiltree, where he was born. So the news that his birthplace is to be saved from dereliction is welcome for those who value Scotland’s literary heritage. for more click here

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