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Crofter and Laird

Crofter and Laird - 70 edition

Crofter and Laird - 70 edition

ISBN13: 9780374514655

ISBN10: 0374514658

Crofter and Laird by John Mcphee - ISBN 9780374514655
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 70
Copyright: 1970
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 1970
International: No
Crofter and Laird by John Mcphee - ISBN 9780374514655

ISBN13: 9780374514655

ISBN10: 0374514658

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 70

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Summary

When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors--Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland--a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken residence on the island for two or three hundred years; the rest, including the English laird who owned Colonsay, were "incomers." Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay mainly in the summer, and accepted with nonchalance the fact that he was the least popular man on the island he owned. While comparing crofter and laird, McPhee gives readers a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, and the people of this fragment of the Hebrides.

Author Bio

McPhee, John :

John McPhee is the author of twenty-six books, including Annals of the Former World, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize in 1999. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1965 and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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