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The Town Is The Venue
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Duncan McLaren TC host
Duncan McLaren TC venue inside
Duncan McLaren TC close-up
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The Town Is The Venue Town Collection

Duncan McLaren

Homage to George MacDonald, 2007

Brander Library, The Square

Enid Blyton book


George MacDonald spent his childhood at The Farm on the edge of Huntly. His book Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood is about his upbringing in this area and the fantasy novel The Princess and the Goblin (Enid Blyton's favourite book as a child) both allude to MacDonald's own childhood experiences. During his residency, writer Duncan McLaren stayed at the farm in Huntly and wrote a small story pretending to be the grandson of MacDonald, with whom he communicated through a pipe.

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