Neil Munro

Author

Neil Munro was born in 1863, the illegitimate son of an Inverary kitchen maid. After leaving school, he worked for a spell in a lawyer’s office before leaving the Highlands for a career in journalism, eventually becoming the editor of the Glasgow Evening News. He is best known for his comic tales about Para Handy, but he also produced several historical and contemporary novels, as well as poetry and non-fiction. He died in 1930.

Neil Munro was born in 1863, the illegitimate son of an Inverary kitchen maid. After leaving school, he worked for a spell in a lawyer’s office before leaving the Highlands for a career in journalism, eventually becoming the editor of the Glasgow Evening News. He is best known for his comic tales about Para Handy, but he also produced several historical and contemporary novels, as well as poetry and non-fiction. He died in 1930.

Books

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
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    First published in 1914 and praised by John Buchan as ‘one of the finest romances of our time’, The New Road is a classic suspense thriller. The new road of the title refers to the military road which General Wade carved into the Highlands to...

  • Paperback | Pub: 03 Jun 2021
    £9.99 £7.99

    In the autumn of 1644 Colin, heir to the Laird of Elrigmore, returns to his native Argyll after seven years’ service as a soldier of fortune. He finds a land torn apart by bitter civil war, with the complex rivalries of Royalist and...