Cloud Howe' is Lewis Grassic Gibbon's second novel in the 'A Scots Quair' trilogy. Cloud Howe continues the story of Chris Guthrie who we found out in the first instalment 'Sunset Song' is a young woman growing up in a farming family on the Estate of Kinraddie in "The Mearns" in the north east of Scotland. Life is hard, and her family is dysfunctional. She marries a farmer, Ewan Tavendale, who dies in the First World War. This volume follows the story of Chris Guthrie as she marries for a second time to a church of Scotland minister.
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About the Author
James Leslie Mitchell, 'Lewis Grassic Gibbon' (1901–35), was born and brought up in the rich farming land of Scotland's North-East coast. After a brief journalistic career, he joined the Royal Army Service Corps in 1919, serving in Persia, India and Egypt before he spent six years as a clerk in the RAF. He married Rebecca Middleton in 1925, and became a full-time writer in 1929. He was a prolific writer of novels, short stories and essays and had seventeen full length books published before his untimely death at the age of thirty-four. He adopted his maternal grandmother's name for his Scottish work including A Scots Quair: Sunset Song, Cloud Howe and Grey Granite. An unfinished novel, The Speak of the Mearns, was published posthumously in 1982.