Eric Linklater

Eric Linklater (1899-1974) was born in Wales and educated in Aberdeen. His family came from the Orkney Islands. Linklater’s memories of Orkney and student life informed his first novel, White Maa’s Saga (1929), while the success of Poet’s Pub in the same year led him to take up writing as a full time career. Linklater enjoyed a long and popular career as a writer. His earlier years were described in The Man on my Back (1941), while a fuller autobiography, Fanfare for a Tin Hat, appeared in 1970.

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