Whisky Galore

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Birlinn, Limited, 2012 - Fiction - 266 pages
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World War II has brought rationing to the Hebridean islands of Great and Little Todday. When food is in short supply, it is bad enough, but when the whisky runs out, it looks as though the end of the world has come. George Campbell needs the courage to stand up to his mother and marry Catriona. The priest, the doctor and, of course, the innís landlord are also victims of the low morale. Thereís no conversation, no jollity, and no fun until a shipwreck off the coast brings a piece of extraordinary good fortune. Originally published in 1947 and adapted to film in 1949, this novel is based on a true event in the Scottish Hebrides and continues to be an entertaining insight into island culture through its lively characters.

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User Review  - lamour - LibraryThing

Set on two islands off the coast of Scotland during WW II, this is a humourous look at the eccentric people who live there. The story focuses on the marriage plans of Sergeant-Major Odd to Peggy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kitty - Goodreads

It was not a gripping tale, and the frequent phrases in Gaelic only served to confuse rather than add character. It think it would make an excellent Sunday night BBC comedy-drama (rather like Mackenzie's Monarch of the Glen). Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Compton Mackenzie was a writer and a Scottish nationalist. He is the author of several books, including The Monarch of the Glen, Paper Lives, and The Stairs That Kept Going Down.

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