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Angus MacVicar (28 October 1908, Argyll — 31 October 2001, Campbeltown, Argyll and Bute) was a Scottish author with a wide-ranging output. His greatest successes came in three separate genres: crime thriller, juvenile science fiction, and autobiography. His early writing was interrupted by wartime service with the Royal Scots Fusiliers, hence most of his fiction appeared in the two decades following World War II.

MacVicar, whose father was a Presbyterian minister in the Church of Scotland, lived most of his life in the village of Southend. After attending the University of Glasgow he went on to work for the Campbeltown Courier.

Highlights of his many thrillers included the Edgar Wallace-style Greybreek (1947) and the smoothly readable The Killings On Kersivay (1962), plus some books with pleasant golfing backgrounds.

His children's stories at their best would combine simple character sketches and exotic adventure with a non-obtrusive Christian morality. The excellent Lost Planet series was extremely popular in books, radio and TV versions (he was also an accomplished screenwriter and playwright) . In these fondly-remembered stories a pacifist theme came through strongly. Later titles such as Space Agent from The Lost Planet still have their fans; the series became less effective as it extended. There are six novels in "The Lost Planet" series: "The Lost Planet" (1953), "Return to the Lost Planet" (1954), "Secret of the Lost Planet" (1955), "Red Fire on the Lost Planet" (1959), "Peril on the Lost Planet" (1960) and "Space Agent from the Lost Planet".

It was the first Science Fiction series ever translated to Hebrew, and had considerable impact on the development of this genre in Israel

The short unrelated Atom Chasers series was also popular, boasting a fine twist ending in The Atom Chasers in Tibet (1957).

In later life MacVicar turned to portraying his life and background as a child of the Manse in several delightful memoirs such as Salt in My Porridge (1971). These books showed his Scottish literary voice at its most characteristic, unhampered by the genre requirements of his fiction.

MacVicar also presented the BBC television program Songs of Praise.
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Total Books: 55
Silver in My Sporran Confessions of a Writing Man
1990 - Silver in My Sporran Confessions of a Writing Man [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780745112565
ISBN-10: 0745112560
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Gremlins in My Garden Confessions of a Harassed Horticulturalist
1990 - Gremlins in My Garden Confessions of a Harassed Horticulturalist [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745111995
ISBN-10: 0745111998
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Capers in My Kirk Confessions of a Would-be Christian
1988 - Capers in My Kirk Confessions of a Would-be Christian [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745107851
ISBN-10: 0745107850
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Golf in My Gallowses Confessions of a Fairway Fanatic
1988 - Golf in My Gallowses Confessions of a Fairway Fanatic [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745107172
ISBN-10: 0745107176
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Salt in My Porridge Confessions of a Minister's Son
1985 - Salt in My Porridge Confessions of a Minister's Son [Lythway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745102405
ISBN-10: 0745102409
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Rocks in My Scotch Confessions of a Vicar's Son
1982 - Rocks in My Scotch Confessions of a VIcar's Son (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099280101
ISBN-10: 0099280108
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Rocks in my scotch Still more confessions of a minister's son
1977 - Rocks in My Scotch Still More Confessions of a Minister's Son (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780091283803
ISBN-10: 0091283809
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Painted Doll Affair
1973 - Painted Doll Affair (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780091170004
ISBN-10: 0091170001
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Super Nova and the Frozen Man
1971 - Super Nova and the Frozen Man (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340104200
ISBN-10: 0340104201
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Duel in Glenfinnan
1969 - Duel in Glenfinnan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090990603
ISBN-10: 0090990609
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Super nova and the rogue satellite
1969 - Super Nova and the Rogue Satellite (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340041932
ISBN-10: 0340041935
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Cave of the Hammers
1968 - Cave of the Hammers [Early Bird Books] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780718201647
ISBN-10: 0718201647
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Lifeboat-Green to White
1965 - Lifeboat-green to White (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780340035733
ISBN-10: 0340035730
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Canisbay Conspiracy
Canisbay Conspiracy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780090802685
ISBN-10: 0090802683
Genre: Nonfiction
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Maniac
Maniac (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780090955602
ISBN-10: 0090955609
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Bees in My Bonnet
Bees in My Bonnet (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780091470708
ISBN-10: 0091470706
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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A Highlands Omnibus
A Highlands Omnibus (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099851103
ISBN-10: 0099851105
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Stubby Sees it Through
Stubby Sees It Through (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780222005595
ISBN-10: 0222005599
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Scotland
Scotland [Let's Visit Series] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780222010216
ISBN-10: 0222010215
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Dinny Smith comes home
Dinny Smith Comes Home (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780222693006
ISBN-10: 0222693002
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Let's Visit Scotland
Let's VIsit Scotland (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780222992079
ISBN-10: 0222992077
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Kersivay Kraken [Flying Foal Bks.] (Hardcover)
Death By the Mistletoe [Black Dagger Crime] (Hardcover)
The Singing Spider [Black Dagger Crimes] (Hardcover)
The Killings on Kersivay [Black Dagger Crime] (Hardcover)