Local man Charles Leslie Anderson was, in some ways, one of the lucky ones: despite being shot in both legs and gassed, he survived the First World War to become a respected bailie of the burgh, shopkeeper, and family man. A Huntly Loon Goes to War describes this remarkable man’s journey from humble beginnings in rural poverty, focusing on his service with the Gordon Highlanders in the trenches.
The book was his son-in-law, Keith Ferguson’s last writing project. Unfortunately he died when the book was at its final proof stage, but his son Andrew, also a published author and performer, will talk about the book’s genesis and his grandfather’s life after the trenches.
Join us at 4pm on Saturday October 4 in the Brander Library.