The Pearl-fishers, Paperback
5 out of 5 (1 rating)


When the beautiful pearl-fisher, Effie Williamson, arrives in a rural Scottish village, with her grandparents and siblings, the residents react in many different ways, from hospitable warmth to outright rejection, exacerbated when the religious, gentle Gavin Hamilton takes the family into his home, the Old Manse.

A difficult love blossoms gradually between Effie and Gavin under the scrutiny of the watchful locals.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn General
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Short stories
  • ISBN: 9781846970061



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A beautiful book, a simple tale elegantly told . Some of the readers in my book group found his sparse writing a bit disconcerting and the plot a bit Mills and Boonish but the writing is far better that in the average M and B and ,as can also be said of a children's book, there is nothing wrong in a well written well plotted romance, especially when there is a strong moral message in the story.Simply an overlooked gem of Scottish literature.

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