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Memoris and Biographies
Author: Alasdair Maclean
ISBN: 1841581593
Subcategory: Historical
Pages 224 pages
Publisher Birlinn; Revised edition (November 19, 2001)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
Rating: 4.9
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eBook Night Falls on Ardnamurchan: The Twilight of a Crofting Family download

by Alasdair Maclean


SINCE ITS FIRST PUBLICATION in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father's journal - a terse, factual and down to earth vision of the day-to-day tasks of crofting life. It is an unusual and memorable story that also illuminates the shifting, often tortuous relationships between children and their parents. Alasdair Maclean reveals his own struggle to come to terms with his background and the isolated community he left so often and to which he returned again and again. In this isolated community is seen a microcosm of something central to Scottish identity - the need to escape against the tug of home.
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I picked this book up in Scotland at a crofting museum and read it on our trip .. (right before we got our Border Collie!). We loved Scotland. I am rereading it, ten years later. It is as good as I remember it. Maclean quotes from his father's daily journal, elaborating on details, and paints a rich and evocative picture of crofting life. It is part a paen to his father's life, part a weaving in of his own autobiography, part a journal of the year he spent in Ardnamurchan after his father died. Maclean is a wonderful writer. I love this book.