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Kesson, Jessie (1916-1994)

The British Library has a rich collection of published works by the novelist Jessie Kesson (1916-1994). The finding list below is derived from Explore the British Library.

See also:
British Library Sound Archive
National Library of Scotland
Andrew Crumey's List of Scottish Writers

Novels and short stories 

Another time, another place. London: Chatto & Windus, 1983. Shelfmark:X.958/18657
Another time, another place. Long Preston: Magna, 1985. Shelfmark:Nov.54613
Another time, another place. London: Hogarth, 1989. Shelfmark:H.89/1283
Another time, another place. London: Virago, 1992. Shelfmark:H.92/2255
Another time, another place. Edinburgh: B & W, 1997. Shelfmark:H.2001/369

Glitter of mica. London: Chatto & Windus, 1963. Shelfmark: Nov.1583
Glitter of mica. Introduction by William Donaldson. Edinburgh: Harris, 1982. Shelfmark: Nov.47058
Glitter of mica. London: Hogarth, 1988. Shelfmark: YC.1988.a.5231
Glitter of mica. London: Virago, 1993. Shelfmark: H.94/3680
Glitter of mica. Edinburgh: B & W, 1998. Shelfmark: H.2000/1291

Where the apple ripens & other stories. London: Chatto & Windus, 1985. Shelfmark: Nov.1986/408
Where the apple ripens & other stories. London: Hogarth, 1986. Shelfmark: YC.1987.a.12029
Where the apple ripens & other stories. London: Virago, 1993. Shelfmark: YK.1996.a.10766

The White bird passes. London: Chatto & Windus, 1958. Shelfmark: NNN.11548
The White bird passes. New introduction by Douglas Dunn. London: Hogarth, 1987. Shelfmark: YC.1987.a.8850
The White bird passes. Long Preston: Magna, 1987. Shelfmark: Nov.1987/703
The White bird passes. London: Virago, 1992. Shelfmark: H.92/2254
The White bird passes. Edinburgh, B & W Publishing, 1996. Shelfmark: H.97/2433

Miscellaneous prose 

Three's company: a collection of stories from Aberdeen by three leading writers [Sheena Blackhall, Rosemary MacKay, and Wilma Murray], selected and introduced by Jessie Kesson. Aberdeen: Keith Murray Publications, 1989. Shelfmark: YA.1995.a.6181

Omnibus editions and selections 

A Jessie Kesson companion, edited by Isobel Murray. Edinburgh: B & W, 2000. Shelfmark pending.

The Jessie Kesson omnibus. London: Chatto & Windus, 1991. Shelfmark: Nov.1991/1409.

Adaptations of novels 

The White bird passes, adapted by Anne Downie from the novel by Jessie Kesson. [Glasgow]: [A. Downie], [1994]. Shelfmark: YK.1995.b.1991


Isobel Murray, Jessie Kesson: writing her life. Edinburgh: Canongate, 2000. Shelfmark pending.

Isobel Murray and Bob Tait, Scottish writers talking: George Mackay Brown, Jessie Kesson, Norman MacCaig, William McIlvanney, David Toulmin interviewed. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 1996. Shelfmark: YC.1997.a.1678