The Cone Gatherers

By Robin Jenkins
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Set during World War II on a large Scottish estate where two brothers, Calum and Neil, are employed as cone-gatherers, Robin Jenkins' novel is a powerful examination of good and evil and mankind's propensity for both.

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"This book is a sheer delight. It never flags and every page makes you want to read the next." Sunday Herald; "A witty, ironic, intelligent and charming novel." Punch; "Jenkins laces his themes of greed and selfishness with plenty of lascivious goings-on. For all the humour, this is also a thoughtful novel and a wry look at 'what a mess folk make of their lives'." The Times; "Always a pleasure to read." Herald

Author Biography

Robin Jenkins was born in Cambuslang in 1912. His first novel was published in 1951 and more than 25 works of fiction have followed, many of which have been graced with literary awards and have remained in print for decades.