Born: June 30, 1922; Died: July 31, 2012.
Mollie Hunter, who has died aged 90, was one of the greatest Scottish writers and storytellers – and a passionate Scot.
Born in Longniddry, East Lothian, she educated herself by getting a job at the age of 14, working in an Edinburgh flower shop and studying in the National Library. One of her finest books, A Sound of Chariots, was semi-autobiographical, telling of a young woman working in the city, struggling to educate herself to become a writer and also meeting the man she would marry.
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