A beguiling, unsettling and ultimately moving modern fable set on the byways of rural Cornwall; a story about running away, the search for acceptance and burying road-kill. A forgotten classic originally published to great acclaim in 1968.
Walker Hamilton was born in Airdrie, Scotland, in 1934 and died in February 1969 in Cornwall at the age of 34. He was the son of a coalminer and left school at 15, studying accountancy at evening classes and undertaking National Service with the RAF. He worked in a Glasgow brewery, as an office machine technician and as a labourer. He married in 1960 and moved to Cornwall shortly after. His debut novel All the Little Animals was first published by Victor Gollancz in 1968 and posthumously, his second novel, A Dragon's Life, appeared in 1970.