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Spade among the rushes

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One of very few books available about Moidart in the north-west of Scotland, it evokes the enchanted, magical beauty of this much-loved area of the country. Margaret Leigh was already a successful author when her longing for freedom and independence led to her decision to become a crofter in the West Highlands. These memoirs describe her attempts to transform a deserted croft into a home, and her struggles to snatchland back from the wilderness. Although far from the Blitz, the effects of the war are felt throughout the Highlands, and the rationing of food and vital materials, the battles with bureaucrats who had no understanding of a crofter’s needs, and even the appearance of a Nazi mine off the coast, all frustrate Margaret Leigh’s efforts. But despite the hardships, the land and the people of the Highlands gave her a contentment and happiness she had never known before. This is the very rare first edition, illustrated with nine colour drawings by Myfanwy Roberts. Foxed.

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Author(s):
Leigh, Margaret
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.5 x 13 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Phoenix House
Title:
Spade among the rushes

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One of very few books available about Moidart in the north-west of Scotland, it evokes the enchanted, magical beauty of this much-loved area of the country. Margaret Leigh was already a successful author when her longing for freedom and independence led to her decision to become a crofter in the West Highlands. These memoirs describe her attempts to transform a deserted croft into a home, and her struggles to snatchland back from the wilderness. Although far from the Blitz, the effects of the war are felt throughout the Highlands, and the rationing of food and vital materials, the battles with bureaucrats who had no understanding of a crofter’s needs, and even the appearance of a Nazi mine off the coast, all frustrate Margaret Leigh’s efforts. But despite the hardships, the land and the people of the Highlands gave her a contentment and happiness she had never known before. This is the very rare first edition, illustrated with nine colour drawings by Myfanwy Roberts. Foxed.

Author(s):
Leigh, Margaret
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
20.5 x 13 x 1.5 cm
Edition:
First
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
195
Publisher:
Phoenix House
Title:
Spade among the rushes

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