Books by a north-east author have made their way back home.
Huntly-born George MacDonald, who was known for his work in the fantasy genre, was cited as having an influence on Lord of the Rings author, JRR Tolkien, and was a mentor to Alice in Wonderland writer Lewis Carroll.
A selection of novels by Mr MacDonald, who died in 1905, are being donated to Aberdeenshire Council’s library and information services in Oldmeldrum today.
The books have been donated by Clive Millar, who received the items after his grandmother Jean Millar passed away.
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Her father John MacNairn was a contemporary of Mr MacDonald, and introduced her to his work which led to her collecting a number of his novels.
Included in the collection is the Diary of an Old Soul which was privately printed for the author in 1882 and is signed by him.