Lewis Grassic Gibbon(James Leslie Mitchell) was one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. Born in Aberdeenshire in 1901, he died at the age of thirty-four. He was a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays and science fiction, and his writing reflected his wide interest in religion, archaeology, history, politics and science. The Mearns trilogy, A Scots Quair, is his most renowned work, and has become a landmark in Scottish literature. Editor Ian Campbell is Professor of Victorian and Scottish Literature at Edinburgh University.
'This book may be read with delight the world over' - The New York Times; 'It would be impossible to overestimate Lewis Grassic Gibbon's importance ... A Scots Quair is a landmark work' - David Kerr Cameron