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The Lantern Bearers


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The Lantern Bearers by Ronald Frame
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Sent away from home for the first time, Neil Pritchard spends the long summer of 1962 with his Aunt Nessie in claustrophobic Auchendrennan on the Solway Firth. Eager for a pastime, Neil sings for Euan Bone, a young Scottish composer whose star is rising fast. Becoming Bone's muse, the afternoons spent at the composer's home turn into the blissful focus of his adolescent dreams. Suddenly, however, Neil is expelled from his Eden - with devastating consequences for all...

Author Biography

The Lantern Bearers is Ronald Frame's twelfth book of fiction. He is a distinguished novelist and playwright and his television work has, amongst other awards, won the Samuel Beckett Prize. He has recently been working on a number of film screenplays and radio plays and writing for his long-running BBC Radio 4 serial, The Hydro. He was born in Glasgow.
Release date NZ
July 5th, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
New edition
Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
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