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The cone-gatherers

Jenkins, RobinGiamatti, Paul(Introduction by)
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In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate.

When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a snare, he comes face to face with Duror, the gamekeeper.

In retaliation, in the depths of the wood, Duror lays a trap for the cone-gatherers. Neil prophesises that forces of evil will encroach upon the harmony of their lives.

It is a prophesy that comes true when Duror commits an act so brutal it destroys all sense of humanity in the once thriving wood.

Powerful and unforgettable, Robin Jenkins' masterpiece is a haunting story of love and violence, and an investigation of class-conflict, war and envy.

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Canongate Canons
0857862359 / 9780857862358
Paperback / softback
United Kingdom
20 cm
Quiz No: 205121, Points 9.00, Book Level 6.20,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. Published in Scotland. Originally published: London: Macdonald, 1955.