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First edition. Published by William Blackwood, 1972. The book is in excellent condition, with minimal damage to the dust jacket or the covers. With a foreword by Brigadier Sir Bernard Fergusson.


Neil Munro was a Scottish journalist, newspaper editor, author and literary critic. He was born in Inveraray and worked as a journalist on various newspapers.

He was basically a serious writer, but is now mainly known for his humorous short stories, originally written under the pen name of Hugh Foulis. The best known were about the fictional waiter and kirk beadle Erchie MacPherson, and the travelling drapery salesman Jimmy Swan. 

Erchie and Jimmy Swan by Neil Munro

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