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Crofter and the Laird
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 1, 1978
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374514655
ISBN-10 0374514658
Dimensions 0.50 by 8 by 5.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
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When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors―Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland―a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there. About eighty of these, crofters and farmers, had familial histories of unbroken residence on the island for two or three hundred years; the rest, including the English laird who owned Colonsay, were "incomers." Donald McNeill, the crofter of the title, was working out his existence in this last domain of the feudal system; the laird, the fourth Baron Strathcona, lived in Bath, appeared on Colonsay mainly in the summer, and accepted with nonchalance the fact that he was the least popular man on the island he owned. While comparing crofter and laird, McPhee gives readers a deep and rich portrait of the terrain, the history, the legends, and the people of this fragment of the Hebrides.



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Hardcover
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (June 1, 1970)
9780374131920 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $18.95
About: When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors—Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland—a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374514655
 
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from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 1978)
9780374514655 | details & prices | 8.00 × 5.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: When John McPhee returned to the island of his ancestors―Colonsay, twenty-five miles west of the Scottish mainland―a hundred and thirty-eight people were living there.

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