Night Falls On Ardnamurchan: The Twilight of a Crofting Family

Night Falls On Ardnamurchan: The Twilight of a Crofting Family

by Alasdair Maclean

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Night Falls On Ardnamurchan: The Twilight of a Crofting Family by Alasdair Maclean

Since its first publication in 1984, Night Falls on 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841581590
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Alasdair MacLean, born in Glasgow of Highland stock, left school at fourteen to work in the Clydeside shipyards. National Service in the Merchant Marine followed and then service in the British and Indian Armies. He returned to Scotland to read English at Edinburgh University before returning home to Sanna in Ardnamurchan. A poet of some repute, this is his only book of non fiction.

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