Nancy Brysson Morrison: A Literary Life

Mary Seenan 

Kennedy and Boyd

Born in 1903, Nancy Brysson Morrison lived through most of the twentieth century. Beginning with her childhood in Edwardian Glasgow, this biography demonstrates how the social, economic, political, and cultural changes she experienced are reflected in her writing, and in the career path she followed. Although now remembered principally for her early novel, The Gowk Storm. During the inter-war period she was regarded as one of Scotland's most promising young writers. She was a contemporary of Gunn and Grassic Gibbon but, unlike theirs, her name has drifted into obscurity. The product of much original research, Mary Seenan's literary biography offers the first extended critique of Morrison's complete oeuvre, and argues convincingly that her contribution to Scottish literary history should now be recognised.