A blog about the life and works of Scottish writer Jane Shaw (1910-2000).
Monday, April 18, 2011
Susan and the Spae Wife
The colour illustration of Susan and the Spae Wife, the last of the Susan short stories, published in the Collins' Girls' Annual 1960. The story is set on Arran during the summer holidays. For those of you who are not familiar with the Highland dialect, a spae wife is what we would normally call a fortune teller. This is a good solid story with a lot of comedy and a mystery. There has been a daring hold up at the local post office. Thanks to Beth for providing the scan. My only complaint about this beautiful drawing is that Midge has been given black hair.