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Summer days among the western isles

Alasdair Alpin MacGregor

Summer days among the western isles

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Published by T. Nelson & sons, ltd., T.C. & E.C. Jack, ltd. in Edinburgh, London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Barra Island (Scotland),
  • Scotland.
    • Subjects:
    • McNeil family.,
    • Tales -- Scotland.,
    • Barra Island (Scotland)

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Alasdair Alpin Macgregor, illustrated from 56 photographs (48 by the author), and with a frontispiece in colour by W. M. Frazier, R.S.A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDA880.H4 M26
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvii, 19-342 p.
      Number of Pages342
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6738374M
      LC Control Number30003342
      OCLC/WorldCa5273686

        The 50 best places to raise a family in the UK revealed: Scottish islands and highlands offer top quality of life for children. The Orkney Islands, Shetland and the Western Isles are among the. Travelers to the Western Isles invariably remark on the special quality of the light, the depth and texture of the colors. It's as if the landscape were made by an artist laying on translucent glazes with a knife. The sounds—lambs bleating, a lark's song—seem similarly layered. This book draws on the firsthand observations and early accounts of classical writers to piece together a detailed portrait of the ancient Celtic peoples of Europe and the British Isles. Philip Freeman groups the selections (ranging from short statements to longer treatises) by themes—war, feasting, poetry, religion, women, and the Western Isles.


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