Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Islay Voices by Jenni Minto

Many travellers have had their imaginations captured by the beautiful Hebridean island of Islay and have been moved to write about it, among them the renowned Thomas Pennant and Martin Martin. But Ileachs - the natives of Islay - have also been inspired to record their experience. These have included Gaelic bards, the folklorist John Francis Campbell and the crusader for crofters' right, John Murdoch. Then, there were the business writers of Islay - the estate factors, distillery managers, and public servants with their revealing memos, legal documents and accounts of their endeavours. And there were the 'non-professional' writers - the diary and letter writers whose intensely personal musings give us startling insights into the lives of the ordinary Ileachs that historians all too often ignore. The written records of Islay are varied, rich and rewarding. This anthology distils the essence of Islay through a very personal selection of writing. Some of the writing is profound, some of it quirky, but all reveals a fascinating aspect of Islay that together presents a revealing and moving 'people's history' of Islay.

Buy Islay Voices by Jenni Minto from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781780272917
ISBN-10: 178027291X
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 30mm)
Pages: 1
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2016
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Islay Voices by Jenni Minto

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Islay Voices book by Jenni Minto and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Jenni Minto

Jenni Minto studied accountancy at Aberdeen University and worked for BBC Scotland in a variety of business support roles. She has played a prominent role in setting up of Islay's community owned wind turbine and currently works at the Museum of Islay Life.Les Wilson is a writer, and award winning documentary maker who specialises in Scottish Historical subjects. Jenni and Les are married and moved to Islay of Islay in 2011, after having a holiday home there for many years.