Samuel Rutherford Crockett
He wis brocht up on a Galloway ferm, an graduated fre Edinburgh Varsity in 1879. Efter some years o traivel he became in 1886 minister o Penicuik. In that year he produced his first publication, Dulce Cor (Laitin: Sweet Heart), a collection o verse.
He eventually abandoned the Free Kirk ministry for novelle-writin.
The sonse o J.M. Barrie an the Kailyard schuil o writin haed created a demand for stories in Scots whan Crockett furthsetit his sonsefu storie o The Stickit Minister in 1893. It wis follaet bi a rapidly produced series o popular novelles frequently featuring the history o Scotland or wi his native Galloway.
- The Raiders, The Lilac Sun-bonnet an Mad Sir Uchtred (1894)
- The Men of the Moss Hags (1895)
- Cleg Kelly an The Grey Man (1896)
- The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion (1897)
- The Red Axe (1898)
- Kit Kennedy (1899)
- Joan of the Sword Hand and Little Anna Mark (1900)
- Flower o' the Corn (1902)
- Red Cap Tales (1904)
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