The Peglet Press
The Press was founded in 1992, initially to publish texts by or relating to the the twentieth century Scottish novelist, Neil M. Gunn. To date there have been three booklets issued details of which are given below:
Neil M. Gunn Memorial Lecture - Dr. Ian Grimble
ISBN 1-897974-00-0 (16 pages in a card covers)
This is the text of a lecture given by the late Ian Grimble on Friday the 27th September 1991, in the Dunbeath Community Centre, Dunbeath, Caithness, as part of the celebrations surrounding the centenary of Neil Gunn's birth in Dunbeath. The lecture was organised by the Neil Gunn Society in conjunction with the University of Aberdeen, and is reproduced here with the permission of the Society. The lecture was given without notes and the text produced here was transcribed from a video recording made by the Society and retains all the freshness and immediacy of the talk. It also displays Ian Grimble's deep respect for Neil Gunn's work as well as his own erudition.
Neil M. Gunn Centenary Lecture - Joy Hendry
ISBN 1-897974-01-9 (16 pages in a card covers)
This is the companion volume to the above entry. It contains the text of a lecture given by Joy Hendry, (The editor of Chapman writer-in-residence for Stirling District, playwright, broadcaster and radio critic of The Scotsman), at Wick on the 10th November 1991. This lecture formed part of a weekend of celebrations which commenced on Friday the 8th November, the hundredth anniversary of Neil Gunn's birth, with the unveiling of a bronze depicting Kenn and the Salmon from Highland River at the harbour in Dunbeath.
Poems and related early work - Neil M. Gunn
ISBN 1-897974-02-7 (32 pages in a card covers)
With the permission of Neil Gunn's literary executor Dairmid Gunn, who also wrote the foreword, we have published all of Neil's known poems. The first of these, his earliest published work, appeared in the first issue of The Apple Tree, the club magazine of The Aspirants Fellowship, in 1918. This issue also contained both the results of various literary competitions and the comments of the judges. This allows us a privileged view of the future famous novelist (if not a great poet) at the very beginning of his literary career. Apart from the poems and the competition entries the collection also contains three short stories, the first of which was itself a winning entry in The Apple Tree competition.
Copies of the above can be obtained at a price of £3 each (incl. postage & packaging) from the Publisher:
50 Arthur Street
Bedfordshire MK45 2QQ