The Dragon

The Dragon

"Sometimes, again, he would throw down his book, and, sitting up with his back against the stake, lift his bonny lady from his side, and play as he had never played in Rothieden, playing to the dragon aloft, to keep him strong in his soaring, and fierce in his battling with the winds of heaven..."

Coming this Christmas...

Coming this Christmas...

Ever since that first reading, I have always considered Robert Falconer to be as much a ‘double story’ as MacDonald’s classic fairy tale The Wise Woman. It revolves around a twin-search by the hero: one after the prodigal earthly father whom he barely remembers, the other in pursuit of a Heavenly Father through the densest of theological fogs engendered by the well-meaning religious instruction of his Calvinist grannie.

Excerpts from the New Edition of Robert Falconer: "Suppose there war a God..."

Excerpts from the New Edition of Robert Falconer: "Suppose there war a God..."

David Jack has completed his translation of the Scots dialogue in Robert Falconer, and we're in the thick of reviewing the manuscript, while Leighton Isaacs is about to begin creating a series of illustrations. A few days ago I was listening to a discussion on the 'hiddenness' of God, and this evening, the following passage (which can be found on page 265 of the Sunrise edition) struck me with its simple profundity...