Ian Macpherson (novelist)

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Ian Macpherson (1905 – 1944), was born in Leslie Place, Forres, Moray Scotland.[1] 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.[2]

Wild Harbour tells of the world destroyed by a future war, forebodings of which were already discernible in Europe.[3]

Ian Macpherson died in a motorcycle accident in 1944.



  1. ^ "Macpherson, Ian (1905–1944), novelist | Oxford Dictionary of National Biography". www.oxforddnb.com. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-60214. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ Baker, Timothy C. (September 2008). "Ian Macpherson's Writing of the Disaster". International Review of Scottish Studies. 33: 61–86.
  3. ^ "Authors : Macpherson, Ian : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia". www.sf-encyclopedia.com. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "1001 Book Review: Wild Harbour by MacPherson". The Reader's Room. 13 March 2015. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  • Canongate Books
  • 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, ABC Books, Sydney, 2006.

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