Scandal In Galloway, A

Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland's Hay on Wye, a town bristling with second hand bookshops.

Traditionally a farming community, now it survives because of the power of the word.

Appropriately, 70 years ago it was shaken to its roots by a first novel.

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20071227Wigtown in Dumfries and Galloway is Scotland's Hay on Wye, a town bristling with second hand bookshops.|Traditionally a farming community, now it survives because of the power of the word.|Appropriately, 70 years ago it was shaken to its roots by a first novel.
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20080115Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, bristles with bookshops and was appropriately shaken to its roots by a first novel.|John McNeillie's Wigtown Ploughman was more fact than fiction, depicting the life of a young farm worker.|It caused a scandal, not just for the candid sexual scenes, but because it had aired the area's dirty linen.|Seventy years on, the book - and John McNeillie - are given a fair appraisal.
20080205John Mcneillie's scandalous novel Wigtown Ploughman is given a fair appraisal seventy years on.
20080206John McNeillie's scandalous novel Wigtown Ploughman is given a fair appraisal seventy years on.
20080321Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, bristles with bookshops and was appropriately shaken to its roots by a first novel.|John McNeillie's Wigtown Ploughman was more fact than fiction, depicting the life of a young farm worker.|It caused a scandal, not just for the candid sexual scenes, but because it had aired the area's dirty linen.|Seventy years on, the book - and John McNeillie - are given a fair appraisal.