A tale of romance and upheaval in a Scottish village by the author of Peter Pan.
Inspired by his mother's stories of her youth, J. M. Barrie wrote this novel recounting a young man's life in the little village of Thrums, in which the primary industry is weaving. Gavin is a minister in the austere sect known as the Auld Lichts, and he is about to stumble into lovebut not without some elaborate complications. In addition, Thrums will be wracked by unrest as the craft of weaving is affected by the rise of industry, and workers chafe at the treatment they receive.
Lighthearted and witty, yet filled with emotional power and suspense, this was a popular and beloved novel upon publicationeven as it was eventually overshadowed in history by the author's phenomenal classic, Peter Pan.