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    Publisher: Birlinn

    Night Falls on Ardnamurchan: The Twilight of a Crofting Family

    £8.99
    Weaves the author's own account of crofting with extracts from his father's journal - detailing the day-to-day tasks of crofting life. The book also reveals the author's own struggle to comes to terms with his background and the isolated Highland community to which he kept returning.
    ISBN: 9781841581590
    AuthorAlasdair Maclean
    Pub Date19/11/2001
    BindingPaperback
    Pages224
    Availability: In Stock

    SINCE ITS FIRST PUBLICATION in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father's journal - a terse, factual and down to earth vision of the day-to-day tasks of crofting life. It is an unusual and memorable story that also illuminates the shifting, often tortuous relationships between children and their parents. Alasdair Maclean reveals his own struggle to come to terms with his background and the isolated community he left so often and to which he returned again and again. In this isolated community is seen a microcosm of something central to Scottish identity - the need to escape against the tug of home.

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    SINCE ITS FIRST PUBLICATION in 1984, Night Falls in Ardnamurchan has become a classic account of the life and death of a Highland community. The author weaves his own humorous and perceptive account of crofting with extracts from his father's journal - a terse, factual and down to earth vision of the day-to-day tasks of crofting life. It is an unusual and memorable story that also illuminates the shifting, often tortuous relationships between children and their parents. Alasdair Maclean reveals his own struggle to come to terms with his background and the isolated community he left so often and to which he returned again and again. In this isolated community is seen a microcosm of something central to Scottish identity - the need to escape against the tug of home.