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Description - Polly by Roger Hutchinson

In 1941 an 8000-ton cargo ship ran aground in the Sound of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides. In the difficult war years any gift from the sea was welcome and the SS Politician had among her cargo a quarter of a million bottles of whisky. The events that followed inspired Compton Mackenzie's novel "Whisky Galore". Using eyewitness accounts, historical papers and official documents, this book tells the story of the SS Politician and the circus that surrounded her, from islanders in small skiffs to wartime excise officers and the final solution to the problem of the vessel affectionately known as the "Polly".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781840180718
ISBN-10: 1840180714
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Mainstream Publishing
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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