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Eriskay Where I Was Born

Author : Angus Edward Macinnes
ISBN : 1780273819
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Angus Edward MacInnes, born at Haun, Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides in 1925, returned in his imagination to the island of his birth to create what, since its first publication in 1997, has become a classic account of an almost forgotten way of life. His autobiography, told with the captivating rhythms and story-telling techniques of his native Gaelic, combines the author's personal experiences with his observations of life around him. The result is a complete picture of Eriskay, from its topography to descriptions of the islanders' dress, diet and schooling. The island's traditions are brought vividly to life with amazing - but, the author insists, true - tales of 'giants', strong men, ghosts and the second sight.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Ultimate Guide To Horse Breeds

Author : Andrea Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780785834670
Genre : Pets
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"For centuries, society could not have functioned without the horse; not only was it used for transportation, it was also a working animal on farms, in mines, and on the battlefield. this diversity consequently led to the development of myriads of breeds throughout the world. Climatic and geographical differences, not to mention the intervention of man, also played their part in forming the breeds. Those originating in desert areas not only had fine coats to enable them to deal with hot daytime temperatures, they were also hardy enough to withstand plummeting temperatures at night. At the other extreme, breeds living in colder lands developed heavier, thicker coats to make them impervious to wind and rain. man was not content to let evolution take its natural course, however, and decided to take a hand in the matter, interbreeding horses with different characteristics to produce and accentuate specific qualities. thus the different breeds were developed to fit their roles. Warhorses became large and stocky, able to carry medieval knights in heavy chain mail, while draft horses were bred for strength to till the land or to heave heavy carts across difficult terrain. The ultimate breeding triumph is undoubtedly the Thoroughbred, which was developed for the racecourse, and therefore pleasure. It is aristocratic and finely-tuned and its bloodlines are in many of the modern breeds we know today. It is responsible for adding quality, beauty, speed, and stamina. Not content with a comprehensive coverage of the horse breeds and types of the world, there are also sections on care to give the reader a complete and rounded insight into the pleasures, as well as problems, of looking after horses."--cover flaps
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Centring On The Peripheries

Author : Bjarne Thorup Thomsen
ISBN : 1870041666
Genre : Literary Criticism
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These 16 essays trace ways to tell the stories of connection, boundaries, and localities in the literatures of the island, borderlands, and landscapes of the North and Baltic Seas.
Category: Literary Criticism

Books In Scotland

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ISBN : UVA:X006018269
Genre : Dialect literature, Scottish
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Father Allan

Author : Roger Hutchinson
ISBN : 9780857909589
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Early on a Sunday morning in October 1905, in Eriskay, one of the smallest and most isolated of Hebridean islands, a forty-five year old Catholic parish priest died of pleurisy. It was a disease which had claimed many of his parishioners, and Father Allan McDonald undoubtedly contracted it while ministering to his flock. He was mourned all over Scotland. Now, over a century later, his name is still remembered with reverence throughout Catholic Scotland and beyond. Father Allan - Maighstir Ailein to his Gaelic-speaking people - was a witty, accomplished, intellectual and dedicated man; one of the most renowned of Hebridean personalities and probably the most celebrated Hebridean priest since St Columba. An exceptionally effective and articulate local politician in the southern Outer Hebrides, which at the turn of the twentieth century was amongst the poorest and most neglected in Europe, he was also an accomplished Gaelic poet and writer and one of Scotland's greatest collectors of folklore. His achievements attracted attention and visitors came to his lonely parish from the United States, England and elsewhere. The compelling tale of his remarkable life is also implicitly the story of the north-west Highlands in the late nineteenth century and the Catholic Hebrides in their transcendent prime, where culture overflows with myth and adventure, colour, character and extraordinary unspoilt beauty.
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International Encyclopedia Of Horse Breeds

Author : Bonnie Lou Hendricks
ISBN : 0806127538
Genre : Pets
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Provides information on the history, colors, size, characteristics, and uses of more than one hundred breeds, and describes the standard practices of horse breeding
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Scottish Studies

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ISBN : IND:32000000462616
Genre : Scotland
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Human Biology

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ISBN : UCSC:32106010761572
Genre : Anthropology
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As A Bhraighe

Author : Effie Rankin
ISBN : 1897009062
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry