Tales from Barra

As Told by the Coddy

By John Macpherson

Format: Paperback

The tales and stories of John MacPherson of Barra, "The Coddy", are included in this text for students of folklore, those interested in the tales, traditions and history of the west, or anyone who likes a good story. This was the inspiration for Compton Mackenzie's "Whisky Galore".

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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.

Product Description


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.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 13 Mar 2001
ISBN 9781874744030
Number of Pages 160

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'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'

'A wonderful collection'

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