The Ballad and the Plough
A Portrait of the Life of the Old Scottish Farmtouns
By (author) David Kerr Cameron
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Ballad and the Plough by David Kerr Cameron
Book DescriptionThe era of the great farms of Scotland is over now. They flourished for nearly eighty years from the mid 19th century, and those years are renowned for the strength of their characters and the legendary status of their stories. Probably the finest and richest aspect of bothy life was the ballad. Often sentimental, sometimes simplistic, they nevertheless give unrivalled detail about a vanished way of life and work.Quoting generously from the ballads, David Kerr Cameron has written a book rich in anecdote and insight. The working day was hard and long, and mealtimes consisted mainly of porridge and potatoes. Yet laughter and generosity of spirit were commonplace. For these communities, horses were as important as people, and tens of thousands of noble Clydesdales helped to cultivate the land. Ploughmen, dairymaids, bailiffs and shepherds all appear in the pages of this unique testament to the Scottish countryside. Together with "Willie Gavin, Crofter Man" and "The Cornkister Days", this volume forms a remarkable trilogy on life in rural Scotland.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841587080
(198mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Kerr Cameron
Willie Gavin, Crofter Man, Paperback (June 2008)
Offers a portrait of crofting life in the bare and sometimes bitter landscape of Scotland's North-east lowlands.
Cornkister Days, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by David Kerr Cameron
Describes the rural upheavals and developments of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries towards the landscape.
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Author Biography - David Kerr Cameron
David Kerr Cameron was himself born into a crofting family in the north-east of Scotland and there he experienced at first hand the last days of that harsh way of life. He worked most of his life as a journalist, including 22 years spent in London. He died in 2002.
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