The Enduring Land - Extracts From Sunset Song

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One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the childhood and coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

The extracts focus on Chris coming into her womanhood: the first shows her inheriting the farm in its entirety from her father, meeting and falling for Ewan Tavendale; the second, after he enlists, his return from military training, brutalised; and the third, the final pages from the book, in which Chris learns of his fate at the Front.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic get its UK premiere at the London Film Festival on 15th October and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

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One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this extract, Chris and her young son look forward to the return of Ewan, husband and father, from army training. But he's a changed man, brutalised by his experiences and frightened by the prospect of going to the Front. A poignant, searingly honest examination of how the war fractured families and communities.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220151016

One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this extract, Chris and her young son look forward to the return of Ewan, husband and father, from army training. But he's a changed man, brutalised by his experiences and frightened by the prospect of going to the Front. A poignant, searingly honest examination of how the war fractured families and communities.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220151016

0220151016

One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this extract, Chris and her young son look forward to the return of Ewan, husband and father, from army training. But he's a changed man, brutalised by his experiences and frightened by the prospect of going to the Front. A poignant, searingly honest examination of how the war fractured families and communities.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220151016

One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this extract, Chris and her young son look forward to the return of Ewan, husband and father, from army training. But he's a changed man, brutalised by his experiences and frightened by the prospect of going to the Front. A poignant, searingly honest examination of how the war fractured families and communities.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220151016

0220151016

One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this extract, Chris and her young son look forward to the return of Ewan, husband and father, from army training. But he's a changed man, brutalised by his experiences and frightened by the prospect of going to the Front. A poignant, searingly honest examination of how the war fractured families and communities.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0220151016

One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this extract, Chris and her young son look forward to the return of Ewan, husband and father, from army training. But he's a changed man, brutalised by his experiences and frightened by the prospect of going to the Front. A poignant, searingly honest examination of how the war fractured families and communities.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival this week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

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One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this final extract, Chris receives devastating news from Chae, a neighbour, home on leave from the Front, who had spoken to her husband, Ewan, just before his death. Though awful to hear, it allows her to grieve properly, and sheds light upon Ewan's terrible behaviour before he left for France.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival last week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.

0320151023

One of the most important Scottish novels of the 20th century, Sunset Song follows the coming of age of its heroine Chris Guthrie in rural Aberdeenshire. Set at the beginning of the last century, the novel is a beautifully wrought depiction of a rural community coming to terms with a rapidly changing modern world and the devastating impact of the Great War.

In this final extract, Chris receives devastating news from Chae, a neighbour, home on leave from the Front, who had spoken to her husband, Ewan, just before his death. Though awful to hear, it allows her to grieve properly, and sheds light upon Ewan's terrible behaviour before he left for France.

Terence Davies's eagerly anticipated film of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic novel had its UK premiere at the London Film Festival last week and will go on general release at the beginning of December.

Reader: Hannah Donaldson

Writer: Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Abridger / Producer: Kirsteen Cameron.