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Description - Out of Atholl by James Irvine Robertson

This story emerged through the chance survival of an archive of documents covering a dozen generations of a family that lived in Atholl in Highland Perthshire. One was killed fighting Cromwell's soldiers. Another was clapped in the Tower of London after the 1715 Rising. Another died at Culloden. Others fought against Napoleon, ran slave plantations in the West Indies, ran off with unsuitable lovers, sired innumerable children of many hues, and struggled for financial stability as the winds of economic and social change blew through their ancient feudal society. Over the 150 years up to 1850 it shows, very often in their own words, their triumphs and their inevitable tragedies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841587660
ISBN-10: 1841587664
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 158mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - James Irvine Robertson

After working in advertising, James Irvine Robertson became a pig and dairy farmer in South West England and contributed to agricultural journals and wrote a series of comic novels. He returned to Scotland in 1991. He has published 20 books over 25 years and has been a broadcaster, lecturer, humorous columnist and contributor to a wide variety of newspapers and magazines in the UK, US and Australia. He has edited the Clan Donnachaidh Annual for 14 years and edited the magazine of the Stewart Society. He lives in Stirling.

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