Sawney Bean


Robert Nye & Bill Watson

Published by Marion Boyars

Like all great myths, this beautiful and powerful fable - based on the true story of an 18C Galloway cannibal - touches our primal instincts and respomds to our deepest needs for artistic expression

The characters are essentially timeless - semi-articulate Sawney, who creates a poignant image of innocence before the fall, his loyal wife Lila, whom he fianlly sacrifices, Jot and Rain, who represent different elements of nature and finally Solomon, Sawney's spiritual son, who eventually develops a will of his own

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