Another Time, Another Place
Introduction by Candia McWilliam
In the summer of 1944, three Italian prisoners of war are billeted in a remote village in the north-east of Scotland. For most of the locals, their arrival is of little interest, hardly disturbing the quiet routines of their isolated crofting community. But for the young farmworker’s wife who has to look after them, the Italians bring with them a tantalising glimpse of another more exotic world, reawakening dreams of a future far removed from the harsh realities of crofting life.
A moving portrayal of the tragic consequences of a clash of cultures, Another Time, Another Place is a haunting tale of love and war from one of Scotland’s finest authors.
‘Jessie Kesson writes beautifully, her strong delicate prose full of poetry and humour’
Published: 31st May 2017
Format: Paperback 198x129mm
Extent: 116 pages
Jessie Kesson (1916-1994) was born in Inverness and spent her childhood in the north of Scotland. She combined a successful writing career with a variety of jobs, from cleaner to artist’s model, and was a social worker for nearly twenty years, settling finally in London with her husband.
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