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01The Black Woollen Gloves2012051820160630 (BBC7)

A luminious observation of fateful love written by Neil M Gunn, first published in 1928.

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1928.

Read by Claire Knight.

A newly qualified school-mistress, just arrived in the Highland town of Inverness, chances upon the love of her life in the reading room of the local library.

First in a series of three short stories by one of Scotland's finest writers, Neil M. Gunn (best known for his 1941 novel, The Silver Darlings). Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the second world war. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

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01The Black Woollen Gloves20120518

Episode x01 of 3

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1928.

Read by Claire Knight.

A newly qualified school-mistress, just arrived in the Highland town of Inverness, chances upon the love of her life in the reading room of the local library.

First in a series of three short stories by one of Scotland's finest writers, Neil M. Gunn (best known for his 1941 novel, The Silver Darlings). Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the second world war. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Episode 3 of 03.

Episode x01 of 3

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1928.

Read by Claire Knight.

A newly qualified school-mistress, just arrived in the Highland town of Inverness, chances upon the love of her life in the reading room of the local library.

First in a series of three short stories by one of Scotland's finest writers, Neil M. Gunn (best known for his 1941 novel, The Silver Darlings). Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the second world war. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

Episode 3 of 03

Episode 01 of 03

02The White Hour2012052520160701 (BBC7)

Beautiful evocation of the last few moments of an elderly Highland woman's life.

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1924.

Read by Ann Louise Ross.

An elderly Highland woman is comforted in her final hours by the companionable nearness of her beloved granddaughter and the young woman's lover.

Second in a series of three short stories by one of Scotland's finest writers, Neil M. Gunn (best known for his 1941 novel, The Silver Darlings). Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the Second World War. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

02The White Hour20120525

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1924.

Read by Ann Louise Ross.

An elderly Highland woman is comforted in her final hours by the companionable nearness of her beloved granddaughter and the young woman's lover.

Second in a series of three short stories by one of Scotland's finest writers, Neil M. Gunn (best known for his 1941 novel, The Silver Darlings). Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the Second World War. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

03 LASTHenry Drake Goes Home20120601

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1941.

Read by Robert Jack.

After three decades living in the north of Scotland, the outbreak of World War Two moves an elderly man to return to his home county of Devon.

Short story by Neil M. Gunn, one of Scotland's finest writers who is best known for his novel The Silver Darlings. Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the Second World War. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1941.

Read by Robert Jack.

After three decades living in the north of Scotland, the outbreak of World War Two moves an elderly man to return to his home county of Devon.

Short story by Neil M. Gunn, one of Scotland's finest writers who is best known for his novel The Silver Darlings. Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the Second World War. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

03 LASTHenry Drake Goes Home2012060120160704 (BBC7)

By Neil M. Gunn, first published in 1941.

Read by Robert Jack.

After three decades living in the north of Scotland, the outbreak of World War Two moves an elderly man to return to his home county of Devon.

Short story by Neil M. Gunn, one of Scotland's finest writers who is best known for his novel The Silver Darlings. Gunn was born in 1891, in the coastal village of Dunbeath, in Caithness, and wrote prolifically over a period that spanned the recession of the 1920s through to the aftermath of the Second World War. He died in 1973.

The stories in this series are taken from Half-Light, a new collection of Gunn's short fiction compiled by his nephew Dairmid Gunn and published by Caithness-based Whittles Publishing.

Abridged and produced by Kirsteen Cameron.

The outbreak of war has a strange effect upon an elderly man.