Scotch on the Rocks by Arthur Swinson
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Scotch on the Rocks
By Arthur Swinson

Scotch on the Rocks

The True Story Behind Whisky Galore

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Scotch on the Rocks by Arthur Swinson

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On the night of the 4th February 1941 the SS Politician founders off the coast of South Uist. The salvage - nearly a quarter of a million bottles of duty free whisky and hard currency worth, today, ninety million pounds. And to islanders across the Hebrides it's theirs for the taking, hiding, drinking or selling. This is the true story behind Sit Compton Mackenzie's Whisky Galore. Arthur Swinson's careful research casts an honest light on the events leading up to and following this tremendous bounty. Awash with contraband, the communities nearby faced unexpected problems from the government, the police, customs inspectors and not least each other. Faced with these extraordinary circumstances the rash became rasher and drunken more drunken, the avaricious more avaricious, the convivial more convivial, the generous more generous, the treacherous more treacherous, the selfish more selfish and the commercial more commercial.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905222094
ISBN-10: 1905222092
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: Luath Press Ltd
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arthur Swinson

Arthur Swinson (1916 ? 1970) was an extraordinarily prolific writer with over 30 books to his credit ? many on military history, including the acknowledged classic Kohima ? plus over 300 radio and TV plays and documentaries, including many of the vintage early series of Dr Finlay?s Casebook. He was a splendidly thick-skinned investigative writer, blessed with a wonderfully witty sense of humour. Antonia Swinson is an award winning journalist, and author of four books including Root of All Evil? and How To Make Spiritual Values Count (St Andrew Press), currently being considered for a networked BBC series. She writes a bi-weekly column in the Scotsman and for six years wrote a weekly column in the Business section of Scotland on Sunday. An Edinburgh University graduate and former Chairman of the Society of Authors in Scotland, Antonia lives with her family in Edinburgh.

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