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    Publisher: Birlinn

    Island Voices: Traditions of North Mull

    £12.99
    A rare volume detailing the cultural traditions of the island of Mull.
    ISBN: 9781912476114
    AuthorAnn MacKenzie
    Pub Date10/05/2018
    BindingPaperback
    Pages260
    Availability: In Stock

    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.

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    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.