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The Long Horizon By Iain R. Thomson

The Long Horizon by Iain R. Thomson

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The Long Horizon Summary

The Long Horizon by Iain R. Thomson

The Long Horizon is an extraordinary book. Much more than simply the chronicle of a life spent farming in the Scottish Highlands, it is also a wonderful collection of stories, both factual and fictional, which reflect the changes that have revolutionised Highland life and dramatically affected the natural environment over the centuries. Using the colourful background to the Fraser clan chiefs as a central theme, from the cunning Red Fox through to the sudden death of the Master of Lovat, which set in train the sale of the Fraser empire around Beaufort Castle, Iain Thomson weaves an entertaining narrative that shows how historical events have such a profound effect on what happens today.

Throughout the book shines the writer's deep love of the countryside and a respect for the generations before him who have carved their living from the harsh environment of the Highlands. It is a marvellous celebration both of the farming way of life and one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland.

The Long Horizon Reviews

'A vivid picture of Highland life and values, today and yesterday'

* Scots Magazine *

'a fine book...a moving story'

* The Scottish Farmer *

'a powerful once serious, joyful and sad'

* Aberdeen Press and Journal *

About Iain R. Thomson

Iain Thomson was born in Inverness, but was raised and educated near Liverpool. On leaving school in the late 1940s, he returned to Scotland to work on a farm in Aberdeenshire. He is the author of The Isolation Shepherd (2016).

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The Long Horizon by Iain R. Thomson
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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