Neil M. Gunn.
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Neil M. Gunn


Neil M. Gunn (1891–1973), novelist, worked as an officer of the Customs and Excise before becoming a full-time writer. He and Jessie (Daisy) Gunn (1887/8–1963) lived in a bungalow they had built at Inverness. Gunn to Hugh MacDiarmid, 9 July 1938: ‘Eliot is really a sincere kind fellow’ (Dear Grieve: Letters to Hugh MacDiarmid (C. M. Grieve), ed. John Manson [2011], 219). See further Gunn, Whisky and Scotland (1935); Selected Letters, ed. J. B. Pick (1987); F. R. Hart, Neil M. Gunn: A Highland Life (1981); C. J. L. Stokoe, A Bibliography of the Works of Neil M. Gunn (1987).