December 1955

30 x 42cm, 1pp b/w xerox copy of the original short story found in the Glasgow Herald in 1955. This was one of Finlay's first published works (along with others in the same newspaper). At this time the Glasgow Herald was a regional newspaper and carried prose and poetry in its pages. Finlay's short story is set in a bakers where the serving girl and a young man discuss the loss of Christmas innocence as adults (19 and 22!) and Finlay compares them to an "old man and woman smiling at a remote memory across the hearth".
It is near impossible to find a copy of this specific newspaper now because even the large suppliers of past issues did not cover regional papers.