Wigtown, Scotland's National Book Town, bristles with bookshops and was appropriately shaken to its roots by a first novel.
John McNeillie's Wigtown Ploughman was more fact than fiction, depicting the life of a young farm worker. It caused a scandal, not just for the candid sexual scenes, but because it had aired the area's dirty linen.
Seventy years on, the book - and John McNeillie - are given a fair appraisal.
Wigtown, the National Book Town, was appropriately shaken to its roots by a first novel.
John McNeillie's scandalous novel Wigtown Ploughman is given a fair appraisal.