Aboard The Bulger


Category: Fiction, Scotland, Children and Young Adult
: 9781910895160
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
Price: £9.99
Release date: October 2020

‘All ages will enjoy this first-class voyage on a tramp steamer exactly designed for the navigating skill of five children… The Bulger takes us all off the beaten track’. – The Glasgow Herald, 1936

Five children escape from a Children’s Home, run away and steal a boat, which they sail around the Outer Hebrides.

The book had a huge print run from London Methuen, but their warehouses were bombed in 1940 in Paternoster Row; 5 million books were lost in the fires caused by tens of thousands of incendiary bombs. Consequently, there were very few copies in circulation. This is the resurrection of a successful children’s adventure story.

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About the Author

Ann Scott-Moncreiff

‘… your mortal tongue
used for immortal use
the grace of a woman young
the air of an early muse
the wealth of a chambered brow and soaring flight of your eyes these are no longer now
death has a princely prize…’

– Edwin Muir in To Ann Scott-Moncreiff

Ann Scott-Moncrieff was born in Orkney in 1910 and died in Nairn in 1943. During her short life, she was a journalist, writer, and poet who was immortalized by Edwin Muir in his poem ‘To Ann’. This is a republication for school-age children of a neglected, talented Scottish female writer of the 1930s.