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On the Crofter's Trail (Paperback)
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On the Crofter's Trail (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 15/04/2010
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In the Clearances of the 19th century, crofts - once the mainstay of Highland life in Scotland - were swept away as the land was put over to sheep grazing. Many of the people of the Highlands and islands of Scotland were forced from their homes by landowners in the Clearances. Some fled to Nova Scotia and beyond.

David Craig sets out to discover how many of their stories survive in the memories of their descendants. He travels through 21 islands in Scotland and Canada, many thousands of miles of moor and glen, and presents the words of men and women of both countries as they recount the suffering of their forbears.

Publisher: Birlinn General
ISBN: 9781841588018
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 29 mm
Edition: Reprint


MEDIA REVIEWS

'He has the eye, the imagination and the descriptive density of early Bruce Chatwin'

* Toronto Globe & Mail *

'A powerful, poetic, personal Highland Odyssey'

* Times Literary Supplement *

'An outstanding book'

* The Herald *

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