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John McGill (1946- )
John McGill (1946- )

John McGill was born in Glasgow in 1946 and attended school and university there. He did his teacher training in Edinburgh and went on to teach English in Orkney, Shetland, Germany and Lincolnshire.

John now lives on a farm on the west coast of mainland Orkney, close to the Neolithic village of Skara Brae.

To listen to extracts from this author's work click on the audio links on the right hand side. For full transcriptions click on the link below.

Bibliography - Titles available from Orkney Library & Archive:

A New Orkney Anthology (2008)
Flamingo Book of New Scottish Writing 1997 (1997)
Giraffes (1993)
Scottish Short Stories 1984 (1984)
That Rubens Guy (1990)
Under Cover (1993)
Winter's Tales (1995)

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Ann fyfe now mcmichael - Netherlee, Glasgow
Hi John

Ann Fyfe from town head no 30 in Rubens book would like to here from you
Axel Schneider - Germany
I'm so glad I found my favourite teacher on the net! :-) Still remember his "horror stories" ("shh... close the curtains, close the curtains!"). Even after thirty years, I can recall some of his songs and stories. Would LOVE to hear from him.
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Michael Tempest - Horncastle
This man was a fantastic teacher and an brilliant writer. I was listening to the audio clip provided by this page and it was wonderful to hear the voice of one of my favourite teachers again. He might not remember me, but I surely remember him. I'm glad to see that you are well, sir, and that you are enjoying your well deserved retirement from teaching. Wish you all the best. Michael Tempest, Banovallum School 2001 - 2006
Zoe Brader (knee Tempest) - Lincolnshire
Thank you for teaching me to appreciate literature and for inspiring me to teach. I hope that l can captivate my pupils like you captivate me. Wishing you all the best for the future.

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