Spade Among the Rushes

By Margaret Leigh

Format: Paperback

Classic memoir of country life during the Second World War

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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One of very few books available on 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 snatch

land 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 edition features an Introduction by Katie Maclean, who knew Margaret Leigh during her time in Moidart.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 10 May 2018
ISBN 9781912476169
Number of Pages 192

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