Whisky Galore (Paperback)Compton Mackenzie (author)
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It's 1943 and the war has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks like the end of the world.
Morale is at rock bottom. George Campbell needs a wee dram to give him the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the landlord at the inn are all having a very thin time of it. There's no conversation, no jolity, no fun - until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune...
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
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A glorious celebration of the water of life that explores the virtues and vices of Hebridean life with aplomb. Mackenzie will have you laughing til you cry and thirsty for a taste of Scotland's national drink.
I love the film made from the novel and I was so pleased to find that the novel is such a great read. The plot is relatively close between book and film with some differences. The writing is good although be prepared... More
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