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    Argyll Curiosities

    £10.99
    A unique insight into the eclectic collection of the `curious' archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy of Argyll
    ISBN: 9781912476022
    AuthorMarian Pallister
    Pub Date12/04/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages192
    Availability: In Stock

    The great travellers of the 17th century - Martin, Penant, Johnson et al - used the word `curiosity' to mean many different things. They

    labelled as `curiosities' people, plants, legends, historical facts and geological certainties. This book follows their example in a 21st century

    journey around Argyll and its islands.

    It is difficult to find an area of Argyll which is not curious in some way: archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy have all served to mark

    out this western fringe of Scotland as unique. Discarding those curiosities which it is all too easy to find on any journey through the county,

    Marian Pallister has looked extensively into places, people and events which are curiously layered, and has created a book that is overflowing

    with enchanting `curiosities' and local histories.

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    The great travellers of the 17th century - Martin, Penant, Johnson et al - used the word `curiosity' to mean many different things. They

    labelled as `curiosities' people, plants, legends, historical facts and geological certainties. This book follows their example in a 21st century

    journey around Argyll and its islands.

    It is difficult to find an area of Argyll which is not curious in some way: archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy have all served to mark

    out this western fringe of Scotland as unique. Discarding those curiosities which it is all too easy to find on any journey through the county,

    Marian Pallister has looked extensively into places, people and events which are curiously layered, and has created a book that is overflowing

    with enchanting `curiosities' and local histories.