Tales of My Own Country

Tales of My Own Country The stories in this collection lovingly trace the lives of men and women in north east Scotland that are thrown into relief by moments of change or crisis Violet Jacob s characters struggle with the b

  • Title: Tales of My Own Country
  • Author: Violet Jacob Katherine H. Gordon
  • ISBN: 9781904999676
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Paperback
  • The stories in this collection lovingly trace the lives of men and women in north east Scotland that are thrown into relief by moments of change or crisis Violet Jacob s characters struggle with the burden of secret knowledge or forbidden desire against a landscape that is both recognizably Scottish and yet also touched by the presence of something beyond the bounds of tThe stories in this collection lovingly trace the lives of men and women in north east Scotland that are thrown into relief by moments of change or crisis Violet Jacob s characters struggle with the burden of secret knowledge or forbidden desire against a landscape that is both recognizably Scottish and yet also touched by the presence of something beyond the bounds of this present world, as she describes it in one story.Jacob writes in clear, carefully observed language that captures both the linguistic variety of her characters and the often limited opportunities her characters must face In one notable story, a young woman must choose between obedience to her miserly father or love for an unworthy suitor in another, a sailor back home in Angus weighs the benefits of a land bound life against the freedom of the seas.In each of the stories in the volume, Jacob illuminates landscapes and lives marked by what she elsewhere calls the beauty of suggestion, the glamour of the unseen, the half guessed Jacob s vivid imagery and the precision of her language are not dimmed by time the stories in this volume will enthrall contemporary readers with their portraits of places and individuals that appear so clearly crafted that Jacob s own country on the page becomes as real to readers as the real geographical places she describes.

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  • Violet Jacob Katherine H. Gordon

    Violet Jacob was a Scottish writer, now known especially for her historical novel Flemington and her poetry, mainly in Scots.She was born Violet Augusta Mary Frederica Kennedy Erskine, the daughter of William Henry Kennedy Erskine and Catherine Jones The area of Montrose where her family seat of Dun was situated was the setting for much of her fiction In 1894 she married Arthur Otway Jacob, an Irish Major in the British Army, and accompanied him to India where he was serving Her book Diaries and Letters from India 1895 1900 is about their stay in the Central Indian town of Mhow The couple had one son, Harry, born in 1895, who died as a soldier at the battle of the Somme in 1916 Arthur died in 1936, and Violet returned to live at Kirriemuir, in Angus.In her poetry Violet Jacob was associated with Scots revivalists like Marion Angus, Alexander Gray and Lewis Spence in the Scottish Renaissance, which drew its inspiration from early Scots poets such as Robert Henryson and William Dunbar The Wild Geese, a poem of longing for home, was set to music as Norlan Wind and popularised by Angus singer and songmaker, Jim Reid.

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