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by Coddy,J L Campbell,Compton MacKenzie

eBook Tales from Barra: John MacPherson, Northbay, Barra, 1876-1955 epub
  • ISBN: 1841582727
  • Author: Coddy,J L Campbell,Compton MacKenzie
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Birlinn Publishers; 2nd edition (April 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 159 pages
  • ePUB size: 1545 kb
  • FB2 size 1805 kb
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In, Tales from Barra, His warmth and personality shine through these stories, which are a wonderful mix of myth, tradition and anecdote. One fee. Stacks of books.

John Macpherson (author), . The tales and stories of John MacPherson - The Coddy - were an instant success on their 1st publication, and they have been in demand ever since. A renowned character, he was the inspiration for Whisky Galore. Funny, charming and a real little treasure of a book. It'll send a fascinated shiver through your body as you wonder whether the stories are fact or fiction'. Highland News Group .

1936 The Book of Barra - with Compton MacKenzie and Carl . 1960 Tales from Barra, Told by the Coddy. Published by G. Routledge and Sons Lt. and printed by the Edinburgh Press. The tales in English were taken down in shorthand by Sheila Lockett. The Coddy was one of the few Gaelic storytellers equally fluent in Gaelic and English.

The tales and stories of John MacPherson - The Coddy - were an instant success on their first publication, and they have been in constant demand ever since. The Coddy was one of the most renowned storytellers and characters of the Western Isles at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth and betond, and was the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore. His warmth and personality shine through these stories, which are a wonderful mix of myth, tradition and anecdote.

ISBN-13: 9781912476176, 978-1912476176. Tales From Barra told by the Coddy. His warmth and personality shine through these stories, which are a wonderful mix of myth, tradition and anecdote

ISBN-13: 9781912476176, 978-1912476176. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Tales From Barra as Told by The Coddy Compton Mackenzie/ John Lorne Campbell. Brand new: lowest price.

Together, let's build an Open Library for the World. John MacPherson, Northbay, Barra, 1876-1955. August 10, 2010 History. Published April 2003 by Birlinn Publishers.

In his fine introduction to MacPhersonís Tales from Barra (MacPherson .

In his fine introduction to MacPhersonís Tales from Barra (MacPherson 1992: get page nos), John Lorne Campbell described the Coddie as: ìRather short, thick-set and Napoleonic; he had an extremely fine-looking head and was quick of movement ñ and of speech, whether in English or Gaelic. His MacPherson forebears originally came from BenbeculaÖThe MacPhersons or Curries or MacVuirichs are sharp on their tongues and apt scholars. With his passing in 1955, there can be no doubt whatsoever that Barra had lost a real character the like of which will never be seen again.

The tales and stories of John MacPherson - The Coddy - were an instant success on their first publication, and they have been in constant demand ever since. The Coddy was one of the most renowned storytellers and characters of the Western Isles at the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth and betond, and was the inspiration for Compton MacKenzie's Whisky Galore. His warmth and personality shine through these stories, which are a wonderful mix of myth, tradition and anecdote. This edition includes a large number of traditional tales told in the inimitable style of The Coddy, grouped in a number of themed sections: Tales of the Macneils of Barra and Other Lairds - The MacLeods of Dunvegan - The Laird of Boisdale - Stories of Olden Times - Ecclesiastical Traditions - Place-names - Tales of Treasure - Tales of Local Characters - Stories of the Politician - Stories of Sea Monsters - Fairies, Second Sight and Ghost Stories - Witchcraft For any student of folklore, for anyone interested in the traditions and history if the islands, or for anyone who simply likes a tale well told, The Coddy is essential reading. This edition is enhanced with a plate section consisting of period photogr
Comments: (2)
Jorad
I grew up hearing these tales from my mother, a native of Barra, and so this book was like hearing her tell me the tales all over again...A must have for those interested in the cultural/sociological history of Barra.
Amarin
Have started it but have not read enough to review.
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