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Ian Niall: Part of his Life

Announcing the forthcoming publication of Ian Niall: Part of his Life by Andrew McNeillie, available March 2007 ‘…We owe Andrew McNeillie a great debt for reintroducing us to the most neglected of writers.’ Douglas Gifford Ian Niall was the pen name of John McNeillie (1916-2002). Between them they wrote more than forty books, over a period of as many years, from 1939 when at twenty-two John McNeillie published Wigtown Ploughman: Part of His Life, with Putnam of London and New York, a Scottish classic still in print, a book that raised a national controversy, leading to housing reform. As Ian Niall, author of the novel No Resting Place (1948), filmed in Ireland by Paul Rotha, he would go on to…

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