The Unbroken Harp

By David Craig

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A novel focusing on a woman evicted in the Clearances who throughout a life's hard toil keeps the memory of her people's travail.

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Whittles Publishing

Whittles Publishing has been established for some years but recently has expanded significantly, becoming a well-known technical publisher on a global stage. They publish quality, well-produced and attractive books and specialise in the following subjects: geomatics, civil and structural engineering and applied science. They are also developing new lists in specific disciplines including architecture and landscape, manufacturing and materials technology, fuel and energy science and geotechnics. They also publish non-technical books within the following areas: maritime, pharology, military history, nature and exploration.

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This novel, from a foremost expert on the Clearances, tells the story of Flo Campbell and her eviction from the family's island home, and all her subsequent struggles. The compelling storyline has terrific energy, from the Battle of the Braes and Flo's departure from the island to her travels and employment on Skye and beyond. Flo's spirit remains unquenched whether challenged by the faithlessness of lovers or the callousness of employers and she is a historical witness who embodies the undying memories of her Highland people. She spends much of her life in the lowlands of Britain and in this as in many ways she incarnates the crofters, fishermen, labourers and artists who spring from that epic northern terrain. This is a masterful portrayal of the perverse power and wretched consequences of the Clearances and how they transformed the lives of individuals, and also the power of a native landscape in a Celtic breast.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint Whittles Publishing
Publication Date 20 Apr 2005
ISBN 9781904445197
Number of Pages 320

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'...piercing and beautifully written. An absolutely authentic female mind and body... [the] rendering of mental states unusually well done. The way that thoughts really happen, the darting and commingling of worries, memories, fear, dreams and so on. The ending is perfect - she owns the story'. Novelist and Reader in Creative Writing, Open University

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