It is the story of Chris Guthrie, a resilient and hard working girl growing up in the fictional estate of Kinraddie. As she grows up Chris faces hardships and dilemmas which test her character, as she attempts to find her identity in the community. Sunset Song is considered to be a hugely important book because of its realistic depiction of women, family life and religion in Scottish crofting communities. Gibbon also managed to use Scots dialogue in an understated way . The book will give you great opportunities to talk about an era where life in Scotland began to change irrevocably.
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