John Buchan

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John Buchan

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1messpots Første besked:
Redigeret: nov 23, 2007, 10:20 am

I joined this group wondering if anyone collected John Buchan. I consider him a Glaswegian, but it's debatable. If he's not considered a Glaswegian, I'll stay in the group anyway.

2Jargoneer
okt 26, 2007, 3:45 pm

It's not even debatable. He was born in Perth, brought up in the Borders, and spent most of his adult life abroad or living in England. I don't understand why you consider him a Glaswegian; can you explain?

3messpots
okt 27, 2007, 2:28 pm

His family moved to Glasgow when he was little; he went to Hutchesons Grammar and then Glasgow Uni.

4Jargoneer
okt 27, 2007, 3:17 pm

Sorry, I forgot about that.

Glasgow seems to have made little impact on writing though - even the novels of Dickson McCunn (and the Gorbals die-hards) take place elsewhere in Scotland or abroad. For that reason, if I were to place him in a Scottish region, I would say he was a Borders writer - it is this area that appears time and again in his work.

Do you know if any of works are set in Glasgow? I would be interested to know about them.

5messpots
okt 27, 2007, 3:34 pm

I know of one, parts of which are set in Glasgow: John Burnet of Barns.

6messpots
maj 27, 2009, 3:11 pm

I should also have mentioned Dickson McCunn, the retired Glasgow grocer.