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About the Book
The subjects throughout this book are timeless - local belief and superstition, pastimes, work, health and cures, tales and proverbs. They are
taken from a wide range of sources and periods, from Martin Martin in the seventeenth century to writing which dates from the end of the
Second World War, a time which saw much change in Gaelic society as a whole. The material covers traditions and accounts of a very practical
and often harsh existence, variations on tales which are more obscure as well as those that are well known. The stories illustrate the sharpness
of phrase, shrewdness of observation and humour, characteristic of the Highlands and Islands in the west.
This book is a celebration of a people who are often excluded from the standard historical accounts of the clans and Highlands, but who have
endured much and safeguarded an important heritage.
Around 1885, Alfred Barnard was secretary of Harper’s Weekly Gazette, a journal dedicated to the wine and spirit trade. In order to provide his readers with the history and descriptions of the whisky-making process, Barnard decided to visit...
Nothing will ever compare to the amphetamine rush of my young life and the night I was nearly buggered by my girlfriend’s uncle in the Potteries…The opening line of Stuart Cosgrove’s Young Soul Rebel sets up a compelling and...
This is the remarkable story of Donald Caskie, minister of the Scots Kirk in Paris at the time of the German invasion of France in 1940. Although he had several opportunities to flee, Caskie stayed behind to help establish a network of safe houses...
Angus Watson’s Essential Gaelic-English and English-Gaelic dictionaries are well-established as one of the leading dictionaries of the Gaelic language.This combined dictionary is ideal for learners of Gaelic at all levels, and its generous...