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Mr Mac and me

Mr Mac and me

Freud, Esther, 1963-; Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, 1868-1928; World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918); McNair, James Herbert, 1868-1955; Mackintosh, Margaret Macdonald, 1865-1933; McNair, Frances Macdonald, 1874-1921

It is 1914, and Thomas Maggs, the son of the local publican, lives with his parents and sister in a village on the Suffolk coast. Life is quiet - shaped by the seasons, fishing and farming, the summer visitors, and the girls who come down from the Highlands every year to gut and pack the herring. Then one day a mysterious Scotsman arrives. To Thomas he looks like a detective, in his black cape and hat of felted wool, and the way he puffs on his pipe as if he's Sherlock Holmes. Mac is what the locals call him when they whisper about him in the Inn. And whisper they do, for he sets off on his walks at unlikely hours, and stops to examine the humblest flowers. He is seen on the beach, staring out across the waves as if he's searching for clues. But Mac isn't a detective, he's the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Book. English.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2014

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Statement of responsibility: Esther Freud
ISBN: 1408857189, 9781408857182
Note: Acknowledgements: "I would also like to add my own heartfelt appreciation of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for the skill, courage and determination they showed in overcoming the blaze that raged through the Glasgow School of Art just as this book was going to press"
Physical Description: 296 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: English literature : individual authors