GRAMPIAN LIVES by David Northcroft
Volume one: Early Century Lives and Memories 1900-1950
[282pp; Leopard Press £14.99]
David Northcroft has spent the first 10 years of this century harvesting the recollections of those who grew up during the last one.
Following a notable career in education, he dedicated years to interviewing the folk who grew up in the small towns and settlements of the Noth-East in the early 20th century, painting with humour and empathy an evocative word-picture of life as it used to be.
Now, in their own words, he presents heart-warming, gritty accounts of Grampian lives – from the cottar hoose to the ‘big hoose’ – lavishly illustrated with emotive photographs from family albums.
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