The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna

The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna

by Ray Perman

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780274119
Publisher: Birlinn, Limited
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Ray Perman Was A Journalist For 30 Years In London And Scotland. In 1977 He First Visited Canna And Met John Lorne Campbell, With Whom He Corresponded Until John's Death In 1996.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations v

Foreword: The House of Contradictions vii

Maps xiv

1 The Honoured Ancestor 1

2 A Divided Family 11

3 Homeless and Jobless 24

4 A Classless Society 33

5 A Bird Blown Off Course 47

6 Recording a Vanishing Culture 60

7 Absent Neighbours 70

8 The Isle of Canna 76

9 Into Ownership 86

10 Into Debt 98

11 War and Hard Times 106

12 Turning the Tide 117

13 A Voice for the Voiceless 128

14 The End of Inverneill 141

15 Illuminating the Celtic Twilight 153

16 Recognition and Contentment 165

17 Fighting for a Lifeline 180

18 A Succession Problem 190

19 The Old Order Changes 199

20 Despair and Recovery 209

21 Who Can Tell His Place of Dying? 219

22 Essay: Return to Canna 225

Postscript to the Third Edition 235

Selected Bibliography 241

Notes and References 243

Index 253

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