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Title:Tobermory Days: Stories from an Island
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Publisher:Argyll Publishing
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Number of Pages:220
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Tobermory Days: Stories from an Island by Lorn Macintyre

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James Hutchison a doctor on the west coast of Scotland takes into his house a consumptive young man called Dmhnall MacDiarmid on the eve of the Second World War because MacDiarmid a fisherman appears to have remarkable psychic gifts With a psychoanalyst friend from St Andrews Hutchison decides to hold sances with his protg The doctor s niece Alison who will succeed him in his practice spends most of each summer with her uncle But that summer she falls in love with Dmhnall and is drawn into the remarkable and sometimes terrifying paranormal phenomena surrounding him with the local minister publicly accusing Dr Hutchison of helping to raise the dead Heavenly Pursuits is not fantasy but a new genre of fiction with Lorn Macintyre drawing on his own experiences through sitting with mediums and on his knowledge of psychic literature to create a gripping and ultimately tragic story, In i Adoring Venus i Alan Mackilligin a recently bereaved professor at the University of St Andrews where Prince William and Kate Middleton now Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met and an authority on the portrayal of the nude female form in Greek sculpture embarks on a passionate affair with an year old student with disastrous consequences Probably the first mainstream contemporary novel to be set almost entirely in St Andrews i Adoring Venus i explores the physical and emotional gap between the generations and the poignancy of the ageing process br br In i Adoring Venus i the two principal characters are beautifully and sympathetically drawn as is the claustrophobic atmosphere of St Andrews which is a character in its own right It has moreover great narrative drive and raw emotional depth which so many novels lack these days br br Alan Taylor writer and critic br br The novelist short story writer and poet Lorn Macintyre lives in the St Andrews area and is author of the successful i St Andrews Portrait of a City i and i Portrait of the East Neuk i with the photographer Peter Adamson The author s website is at lornmacintyre co uk, No description available, Born in Glasgow to Italian cafe owners Angela Boni brilliant graduate in Italian and student of the Fascist professor Ernesto Grillo celebrates her twenty first birthday before preparing to go out to see relatives in Italy and to work for an aristocratic landowner Her aunt and uncle live on a small farm under the protective shadow of the Benedictine monastery of Montecassino br br Angela has an idyllic life among the mules which her uncle Benigno a mountain guide uses In the gatherings with wine and song she becomes attracted to Augusto a passionate enemy of Mussolini s Fascist regime and a committed Communist Angela s sojourn is supposed to be for a year when she returns to Glasgow in September to prepare a doctoral thesis on Dante supervized by Professor Grillo But the outbreak of war keeps her in Italy and as the Germans fortify the area to prevent the Allied army pushing north with the liberation of Rome the prize Angela becomes one of many refugees in the monastery under threat from the guns of both sides This is a dramatic story of love dedication and faith in the face of terror and destruction especially when the massed bombers arrive overhead