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Isolation Shepherd

Iain R Thomson author


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:1st Feb '16


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In August 1956 a young shepherd, his wife, two-year-old daughter and ten-day-old son sat huddled in a small boat on Loch Monar in Ross-shire as a storm raged around them. They were bound for a tiny, remote cottage at the western end of the loch which was to be their home for the next four years. Isolation Shepherd is the moving story of those years. Set against the awesome splendour of some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, Iain R. Thomson's classic book provides a sensitive, richly detailed account of the shepherd's life through the seasons and recreates the events that shaped the family's life in Glen Strathfarrar before the area was flooded as part of a huge hydro-electric project.

'a moving account of the shepherd's life' 

-- Rennie McOwan

'Iain R. Thomson has a keen eye for detail, a gift for art and poetry and a natural way with words. This is a detailed, moving and often funny book'

-- Chris Nicolson * Scots Magazi

ISBN: 9781780274041

Dimensions: 195mm x 130mm x 20mm

Weight: 278g

240 pages

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