The Silver Bough
Stokoe Code: A110
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Date: 22nd October 1948
THE SILVER BOUGH | by | NEIL M. GUNN | [space] | FABER AND FABER | 24 Russell Square | London
[A] (8), Bb - Ib (8), No Jb, Kb - Sb (8), Tb (2), Tb* (10), Ub (8), 164 leaves.
p.  -  blank; p.  THE SILVER BOUGH; p.  By the same author; p.  Title page; p.  [ital] Publisher's and Printer's notices: First published in MCMXLVIII; p.  To the memory of | JOHN ROSE FREW; p.  blank; pp. 9 - 328 Text.
5" x 7 1/2". Bound in blue cloth, spine stamped in gold:
THE | SILVER | BOUGH | by | NEIL M. | GUNN | [space] | FABER
Richard Drew | Glasgow | 1985 (With a foreword by Dairmid Gunn)
This novel is based on the short story "The Circle" which appeared in: The Scots Magazine | Dundee | January 1932 | pp. 241 - 255.
Two other of Gunn's short stories which, to the best of my knowledge, have not been published contain sea rescue episodes virtually identical to the one recounted in this novel. It seems probable that these preceded the novel but it is not possible to confirm this from the addresses on the manuscripts. These stories are:
The Face in the Pool | Address Kincraig, Nr. Dingwall (1948 - 1950)
The Terrible Ally | Address Kerrow House, Cannich (1950 - 1960)
Chambers | Edinburgh | 1993
Whittles | Dunbeath | 2008
John Rose Frew, the dedicatee, was Gunn's father in law.
See note under "The Circle" A50.