The Flax Flower by Amanda MacLean Launch CCA Saturday 13 June, 2015


The Flax Flower



Launch CCA Saturday 13 June, 2015

In The Flax Flower, trumpeter to the new Laird of Fyvie, handsome and charismatic Andrew Lamb, and the Miller of Tifty’s beautiful daughter, Agnes Smith, meet in secret in the woods near the Brig of Skeugh. The young lovers have much to lose if discovered, and yet their passion runs deep and the love they feel for each other, regardless of public opinion, is both honourable and all consuming.

Based on the legend of the ballad Mill of Tifty’s Annie, this story evokes seventeenth century Scotland in vibrant detail and brings to glorious life the myths, superstitions and legends of a community at odds with itself. The book is beautifully presented, rich in vernacular and alive with detail and so vibrant that the story literally leaps off the page and tugs heavy on the heartstrings. I was entranced by the story of Mill of Tifty’s Annie and such is the power of the narrative that, regardless of whether you understand the complexities of Scottish dialect, what emerges is a powerful love story with a cruel and unexpected twist.

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

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