The Guynd: Love & Other Repairs in Rural ScotlandBy Belinda Rathbone
- Author: Belinda Rathbone
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
- Published: 2019-10-24
- Edition: First Thus
A son and heir draws the author into an intimate relationship with every tier of the local society, while a visiting American friend heightens the strain of the ever-present culture gap. Alternating between enchantment and despair, Rathbone digs into family and local history in an effort to understand her surroundings and free her husband from the grip of the past.
Like a letter home from a strange land, this book offers a view of Scotland not found in the guide books. The tale of the journey through the wrought iron gates and up the long tree-lined drive into the living past is both wry and poignant, both oddball and deeply reflective of the ties that bind us.