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The crofter and the laird

by John McPhee

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Published by Readers Union Country Book Club in Newton Abbot .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementJohn McPhee.
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Pagination159p. :
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18606566M

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There are 17 crofts on the island, 7 farms, and people. About 80 are islanders & the rest incomers. The laird, an incomer, owns the island: all the crofts, the farms, the store the inn, . Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay /5(33).

An amusing and delightful miniature concerning the Scottish island of Colonsay, seventeen square miles of dews and damp twenty-five miles off the coast. Mr. McPhee and his family, . A blend of anthropology and travelogue, The Crofter and the Laird presents us with a perfect mirror of daily-life in the Highlands. McPhee writes with insight, sensitivity, and fondness for .


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This book is about the isle of Colonsay, one of the Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland. As always, McPhee (whose ancestors came from the island) mixes geography, geology, /5(46). The crofters are the people who lived on Colonsay, and the Laird was the absentee owner and landlord who ruled the island and the hundred and thirty-eight people who lived there, as of 4/5.

The Crofter and the Laird on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers/5(39). John McPhee is a great writer, and I already had most of his geology-related books. This one was a surprise in its in-depth view of the relationship between the absentee owner (Laird) of /5(44).

Crofter and the Laird, The T HE SCOTTISH CLAN that I belong to--or would belong to if it were now anything more than a sentimental myth --was broken a great many generations ago by a party of MacDonalds, who hunted down the last chief of my clan /5(4).

The Crofter and the Laird Paperback – Janu by John McPhee (Author)/5(44). Like several of his other books, McPhee's The Crofter and the Laird is about people whose lives are still very much entwined with nature. But this particular volume carries added depth and feeling because McPhee is writing about his ancestral land, the island of Colonsay in the Scottish Hebrides/5(46).

Praise for The Crofter and the Laird “McPhee brings to his book about the island of Colonsay in the Scottish Hebrides a visual precision and a grace of language that are quite rare.” — Cited by: 1.

Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay.

This book is about the isle of Colonsay, one of the Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland. As always, McPhee (whose ancestors came from the island) mixes geography, geology, /5(37).

"The Crofter and the Laird" was the extraordinary result, a work of literary genius. This is not a traveller's tale, nor is it a study of the history or topography of an island; it is instead a perfect /5(37).

THE CROFTER AND THE LAIRD User Review - Kirkus. An amusing and delightful miniature concerning the Scottish island of Colonsay, seventeen square miles of dews and /5(2). ‘The Crofter and the Laird’ by John McPhee is a memoir of the year the Pulitzer Prize-winning author spent in Colonsay, an island in the Scottish Hebrides.

The Crofter and the Laird was the extraordinary result, a work of literary genius. This is not a traveller’s tale, nor is it a study of the history or topography of an island; it is instead a perfect. the crofter and the laird User Review - Kirkus An amusing and delightful miniature concerning the Scottish island of Colonsay, seventeen square miles of dews and damp twenty-five miles off the /5(2).

Like several of his other books, McPhee's The Crofter and the Laird is about people whose lives are still very much entwined with nature. But this particular volume Free Cited by: 1. Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay /5(35).

A blend of anthropology and travelogue, The Crofter and the Laird presents us with a perfect mirror of daily-life in the Highlands.

McPhee writes with insight, sensitivity, and fondness for /5(39). Praise For The Crofter and the Laird “McPhee brings to his book about the island of Colonsay in the Scottish Hebrides a visual precision and a grace of language that are quite rare.” — Harper's.

The book, which originally appeared in The New Yorker (December 6 & 13, ), proved to be an excellent ’s a portrait of Colonsay, “a small island in the open Atlantic, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland,” and a number of residents, including crofter Donald Gibbie McNeill, who has tenure of a hundred-and-forty-one acre farm, and laird.

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