MANY A GREEN ISLE by Agnes Sligh Turnbull


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This soap-operific, of an unblemished propriety, deals with the tribulations which beset Gavin McAllister, upstanding family man and teacher in a small conservative college where the pressures of raising his brood have kept him from getting his doctorate. He still hopes to when Rose, his daughter, is left in a state (referred to as ""her condition"") by the son of a prominent man. With what little money he has saved, Gavin sends her to Scotland as the wife of one of his poorest but most deserving students, Abe, who can secure his M.A. there. Virtue is rewarded not only with a degree, but Abie's Scottish Rose returns his love. . . . Mrs. Turnbull tells her story in a fashion which certainly cannot be said to ""partook of the colloquial"" any more than it smacks of the contemporary. But then it's for those who are ""westering,"" just over the hill.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1968
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin