The Uncommon Herd

Written in 1853 it tells the hard truth about childhood in rural Aberdeenshire. Schooling clashes with having to earn frugal wages cow-herding or other rural tasks. Intelligence, hard work, honesty and good fortune are rewarded when he becomes the Master’s man-servant. Not Downton Abbey, but a fascinating, amusing account of Upstairs and Downstairs in a branch of Scotland’s renowned Gordon family More

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About Ian Platt

Following a career in advertising and the media, primarily in Marketing and Research, he left his position as Marketing Director of the commercial arm of one of ITV's regional broadcasters in the UK, to work for himself as a Consultant. His advisory work took him to many countries from Norway to Jordan and Russian Siberia to the Gambia. Having spent a large part of his life writing for commerce, he has now decided to spend time writing for pleasure and possibly, profit.

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