Kintyre Country Life

Kintyre Country Life

By: Angus Martin (author)Paperback

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When it was first published in 1987, this picture of the lives of country folk from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth completed a trilogy on the history and culture of the author's native Kintyre. The material, from both oral and written sources, tells of everyday lives - working the land, raising livestock, building and furnishing homes, finding fuel and preparing food and celebrating special days. There are also accounts of sheep-stealing, shinty battles, and violent encounters between excise-men and the distillers - and smugglers - of illicit whisky. Illustrated with maps of the peninsula and photographs and reproductions taken or collected by the author

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About Author

Angus Martin is a poet and historian, and edits the historical journal 'The Kintyre Magazine'. His knowledge and interests encompass archaeology, local history, language and genealogy, natural history, hill-walking, and reading. Born in Campbeltown, he followed family tradition by becoming a fisherman when he left school, later working for many years as a postman. He is married with three daughters.

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/04/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781845301521
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 218
  • ID: 9781845301521
  • weight: 3
  • ISBN10: 1845301528

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