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The Brownie of Bodsbeck

The Brownie of Bodsbeck by James Hogg
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The Brownie of Bodsbeck is the first novel by James Hogg, one of Scotland's greatest writers. It is set in the late seventeenth century, at the end of the "Killing Times", when the religous reformers, the Covenanters, were mercilessly persecuted by the King's forces. The Brownie of Bodsbeck is the story of the farmer of Chapelhope farm in the Scottish borders who is beset by problems - his farm is haunted by the mysterious Brownie, his daughter appears to be in league with the spirit world and a party of fugitive Covenanters are hiding out on his land. In spite of the risk of confiscation of his stock or a possible death sentence if he is caught, he secretly helps the fugitives. He is arrested by the King's forces, and eventually tried for his 'crimes' in Edinburgh, but in his absence the haunting of his farm grows more serious ...
Soft Editions; June 2002
185 pages; ISBN 9781843500285
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Title: The Brownie of Bodsbeck
Author: James Hogg