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The Furrow Behind Me

Written by Angus MacLellan


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SKU: 9781912476206 Category:
ISBN: 9781912476206
Published: 09 Aug 2018
Format: Paperback
Extent: 224
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Origin
Local history
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About the Book

MacLellan’s reminiscences were first recorded in Gaelic in the early 1960s, and later transcribed and translated by John Lorne Campbell into this outstanding English language autobiography. Written in an unusual yet captivating prose style, this is a life story in the oral tradition.

Born in 1869 into a poverty-stricken crofting community on South Uist, Angus MacLellan spent his childhood and youth with his family before travelling to the island to find work first in the militia and then on the farms of the mainland. His travels came to an end when he returned to assist, and eventually to succeed his parents on their croft on South Uist in 1900.

The Author

John Lorne Campbell

John Lorne Campbell FRSE LLD OBE (1906-1996) was a Scottish historian, farmer, environmentalist and folklore scholar. He recorded a disappearing Gaelic heritage, and wrote and published extensively about Gaelic and Highland culture and life.