Whisky Galore

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Birlinn, 2012 - Fiction - 266 pages
21 Reviews

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  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

I see from the inscription on the flyleaf of my copy of this book that I bought it in August 1981. I have a recollection of having read it, and the story is familiar from having seen the film version ... Read full review

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User Review  - Martina Lennon - Goodreads

Having seen the film over the holidays made me want to read it. Despite having to shelve lots of MAckenzie's books down through the years in various libraries, I never managed to read any. The book itself is a bit long winded like Captain Waggett, but I did enjoy it. Read full review

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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