A moving love story and engaging account of early twentieth-century Highland life. Num Pages: 256 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 131 x 198 x 21. Weight in Grams: 280. . 2016. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Young Donald Peter Gillies, a Lovat scout soldier lies in hospital in Gallipoli in 1916, blinded by the Turks. There he falls in love with his Queen Alexandra Corps nurse, Louise, and she with him. The story moves back and forth from their time at the field hospital to the west highlands of Scotland where Donald grew up. As they talk in the quiet hours he tells her the stories of the coast and glens, how his family lived and the fascinating life of a century ago: bagpiping, sheep shearing, celidhs, illegal distilling, his mother saving the life of the people of St Kilda, the navvies building the west highland railway and the relationship between the lairds and the people. Louise in turn tells her own story of growing up in the Welsh valley: coal mining, a harsh and unforgiving upbringing. They get cut off from the allied troops and with another nurse are forced to make their escape through Turkey to Greece, getting rescued by a Coptic priest and ending up in Malta. By this time their love is out in the open, but there is still another tragic twist to their story waiting on the way back to Donald’s beloved highland home . . .
About the Author: Angus MacDonald has lived all his life in the Highlands and is steeped in the folklore. He is passionate about the area, and half way through writing this book he and his wife bought Roshven House; from their front door one can see the Ardnish peninsula. Angus served in the local regiment, the Queen’s Own Highlanders, before building a financial publishing company that was sold in 2007. He now has businesses in recycling, renewables and education, and runs the Moidart Trust, a charitable organization that helps people to develop companies in the West Highlands.
Title: Ardnish Was Home: A Novel
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Book Description Birlinn General, United Kingdom, 2017. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A young piper, Donald Peter (DP) Gillies, brought up in a remote community in the West Highlands, signs up to join the famous Lovat Scouts. He and his childhood friend are destined for the horrors of Gallipoli and the deprivation of the First World War. After being seriously injured in action, he encounters Louise, a Queen Alexandra Corps nurse who cares for him. As DP lies wounded, far from Scotland, his mind turns to home and he recalls the tales that have been passed down his family from generation to generation. The story then follows the pair s desperate escape bid through enemy territory. Seller Inventory # ABS9781780274263
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