Roots of Stone
The Story of Those Who Came Before
By (author) Hugh G. Allison
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Roots of Stone by Hugh G. Allison
Book DescriptionRoots of Stone is a passionate tapestry, weaving the story of Scotland with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. This fascinating sweep over two thousand years of Scotland's past blends with a true family story stretching back over these same two millennia in a spellbinding fusion of history and memoir. This is an exploration of the Scottish identity through actual tales of the author's forebears - tales drawn from royal bloodline and from crofting hearth, tales of high drama and of quiet everyday satisfactions. Mackays and MacDonalds tread most heavily across these pages, but they are far from alone. Munros, MacDougalls, Murrays and dozens of other clans and families also feature. Kenneth MacAlpin, Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Alexander 'Wolf of Badenoch' all have a place in the tapestry. The dreadful deeds of the Wicked Earls of Orkney are laid bare, but counterbalanced by the work of those famous healers, the Beatons. Stepping closer to the present day, the human tragedy of the Clearances becomes all-consuming.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781840188332
(192mm x 136mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Culloden Tales, Paperback (July 2016)
Culloden was the last battle on British soil. It marked the end of clan culture and was the harbinger of the Highland Clearances. Culloden is a battlefield, a graveyard and an iconic site that draws people from all parts of the world. And as they come, they bring with them their stories. This book presents these tales.
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Weaves the story of Scotland with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. Focusing on over two thousand years of Scotland's past, this work explores the Scottish identity through actual tales of the author's forebears - tales drawn from royal bloodline and from crofting hearth, tales of high drama and of quiet everyday satisfactions.
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Author Biography - Hugh G. Allison
Hugh Allison was born in Lochaber in 1960 and has worked in the tourism industry and for the Highland Council. Following a period working in the US in 2000, he is now employed by The National Trust for Scotland. Married with two children, Hugh currently lives in Nairn.
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