A survivor's tale, this book presents a social history and personal anecdote of those born and raised on the island of Rum before World War I. The largest of four small islands located off the west coast of Scotland, Rum is home to several volcanic peaks and the impressive Kinloch Castle but very few inhabitants. This text rediscovers a way of life gone not long ago yet already almost forgotten.
The authentic breath of the pawky, country-wise estate employee, earning his keep with the one hand while taking a sea trout with the other
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