The Bogman
New edition


An orphan returns from Dublin to live with his tyrannical grandfather in a small village in the country. Walter Macken paints a memorable portrait of the hard life of subsistence farming, of loveless arranged marriages, and of rebellion against suffocating social mores.
One of Macken's most popular novels, now re-issued with a striking new cover. 'Comic and touching by turn: the anecdotes glide as smoothly as summer streams; the farming scenes are vividly done; it is all skilfully told with excellent dramatic moments.' - The Spectator

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