By (author) Marian Pallister
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Argyll Curiosities by Marian Pallister
Book DescriptionThe great travellers of the 17th century - Martin, Penant, Johnson et al - used the word 'curiosity' to mean many different things. They labelled as 'curiosities' people, plants, legends, historical facts and geological certainties. This book follows their example in a 21st century journey around Argyll and its islands. It is difficult to find an area of Argyll which is not curious in some way: archaeology, geography, geology and genealogy have all served to mark out this western fringe of Scotland as unique. Discarding those curiosities which it is all too easy to find on any journey through the county, Marian Pallister has looked extensively into places, people and events which are curiously layered, and has created a book that is overflowing with enchanting 'curiosities' and local histories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841585314
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 8-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Marian Pallister
Lost Argyll, Paperback (October 2016)
The lost history of Argyll
Crinan Canal, Paperback (June 2016)
A fascinating portrait of the Crinan Canal, one of the most significant monuments of British civil engineering
Cruachan!, Paperback (July 2015)
The remarkable success story of how a local community adapted to survive in the face of potential annihilation and a fascinating portrait of one of Scotland's most ambitious civil engineering projects.
Villages of Southern Argyll, Paperback (August 2004)» View all books by Marian Pallister
Journalist Marian Pallister has brought together historical fact and contemporary reminiscence to give a fascinating insight into the origins and development of human settlement in this beautiful outpost of Scotland. Her record comes from a wealth of documents and first-hand accounts.
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Author Biography - Marian Pallister
Marian Pallister has been a journalist since 1965 and has worked all over the world, particularly in Africa, India and the Balkans. She has won awards for feature-writing and has been Scottish Journalist of the Year. She founded Strong Women-Fragile Lives to aid women in rural India and is involved in community radio in Zambia, which she believes feeds from her experience of life in rural Argyll. Her most recent book is a biography of Marion Campbell. She lives in Kilmichael Glassary, Argyll.
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