Ian Macpherson, 1905-1944


Biographical note

Scottish novelist.

His first novel, Shepherds Calendar, was published in 1931. The book tells of a young man's growth to maturity in a farming community dominated by hard toil and the influence of the seasons.

Wild Harbour tells of the world destroyed by a future war, forebodings of which were already discernible in Europe.

Ian Macpherson died in a motorcycle accident in 1944.


  • Shepherds Calendar (1931)
  • Land Of Our Fathers (1933)
  • Pride in the Valley (1936)
  • Wild Harbour (1936)
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