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  • Published: 6 September 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099599906
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

Nairn in Darkness and Light



'Thomson has a Proust-like memory for detail and everything seems to fit the place and time' - Financial Times

Set in the 1920s, this marvellously sensitive autobiography recreates the varied community of Nairn, with its fishermen and townsfolk, its crofters and its prosperous upper-middle-classes. Nairn has witnessed many of the triumphs and tragedies of Scottish history, and these are recalled with intuitive understanding. But it is also the scene of David Thomson's formative years when he suffered an eye injury which nearly blinded him and shaped his whole future.

Winner of the McVitie's Prize and the first NCR Book Award For Non-Fiction

  • Published: 6 September 1991
  • ISBN: 9780099599906
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

David Thomson

David Thomson was born in India in 1914 to Scottish parents, but grew up in Scotland and Derbyshire. After the period described in Woodbrook he developed a career in writing and at the BBC. He died in 1988.

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