Ian Macpherson (novelist)

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Ian Macpherson (1905 – 1944), was born in Scotland. He was graduated from Aberdeen University in 1928 with a first class honours degree in English.

His first novel, Shepherds Calendar, was published in 1931. The book tells of a young man's growth to maturity in a farming community dominated by hard toil and the influence of the seasons.

Wild Harbour tells of the world destroyed by a future war, forebodings of which were already discernible in Europe.

Ian Macpherson died in a motorcycle accident in 1944.



  • Canongate Books
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, ABC Books, Sydney, 2006.

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