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Roots of Stone By Hugh G. Allison

Roots of Stone

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Roots of Stone is a passionate tapestry, weaving the story of Scotland with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. This is an exploration of the Scottish identity through actual tales of the author's forebears - tales drawn from royal bloodline and from crofting hearth, tales of high drama and of quiet everyday satisfactions.
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Roots of Stone: The Story of those who Came Before by Hugh G. Allison

Roots of Stone is a passionate tapestry, weaving the story of Scotland with the lives of ordinary and extraordinary people. This fascinating sweep over two thousand years of Scotland's past blends with a true family story stretching back over these same two millennia in a spellbinding fusion of history and memoir. This is an exploration of the Scottish identity through actual tales of the author's forebears - tales drawn from royal bloodline and from crofting hearth, tales of high drama and of quiet everyday satisfactions. Mackays and MacDonalds tread most heavily across these pages, but they are far from alone. Munros, MacDougalls, Murrays and dozens of other clans and families also feature. Kenneth MacAlpin, Macbeth, Robert the Bruce and Alexander 'Wolf of Badenoch' all have a place in the tapestry. The dreadful deeds of the Wicked Earls of Orkney are laid bare, but counterbalanced by the work of those famous healers, the Beatons. Stepping closer to the present day, the human tragedy of the Clearances becomes all-consuming.

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About Hugh G. Allison


Hugh Allison was born in Lochaber in 1960 and has worked in the tourism industry and for the Highland Council. Following a period working in the US in 2000, he is now employed by The National Trust for Scotland. Married with two children, Hugh currently lives in Nairn.

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GOR001290125
Roots of Stone: The Story of those who Came Before by Hugh G. Allison
Hugh G. Allison
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2004-03-25
192
1840188332
9781840188332
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