Set in an Irish Catholic parish on the coast of Newfoundland, most of the events in this text take place on 24 June 1948 on the feast of St John the Baptist, the bringer of light commemorated with bonfires ignited on the headland. But it is also Midsummer's Day.

Gaff Topsails 2000, Cormorant Books

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Gaff Topsails 1999, Penguin Books Ltd, London

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Gaff Topsails 1998, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London

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