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Whisky Galore (Hardcover)

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ITEM#: 14785773

Compton Mackenzie was a writer and a Scottish nationalist. He is the author of several books, including The Monarch of the Glen, Paper Lives, and The Stairs That Kept Going Down.

World War II has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks as though the end of the world has come. George Campbell needs the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the inn’s landlord are also victims of the low morale. There’s no conversation, no jollity, and no fun until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune. Originally published in 1947 and adapted to film in 1949, this novel is based on a true event in the Scottish Hebrides and continues to be an entertaining insight into island culture through its lively characters.

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ISBN 9781780270920
Genre FICTION / Historical
Format Hardcover
Pages 266
Publisher Date 2012-10-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Birlinn Ltd
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.0 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 1.05 in
Unit weight 0.8 lb
Language English
Audience General/trade
Authors MacKenzie, Compton
Country of Origin United States

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