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A Strange and Wild Place
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ISBN:
9781841582863
Categories
Biography
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
25 April 2005
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Limited
Extent
224
Illustrations
16pp b/w plates

A Strange and Wild Place

by Sandra MacPherson - Find out more about the author

This is the story of Sandra Hall’s time at the family estate of Glentrium in which she describes not only the hardships of life in this remote part of Scotland but also the pleasure she and her family took amid the extraordinary natural beauty of their surroundings.

With vivacity and humour she describes the various characters of the Glentruim community – teachers, doctors, ghillies and poachers – the events and dramas that punctuated their lives, not least the massed gatherings of Macpherson relatives she was called on to orchestrate.

The Highland world, both natural and supernatural, is vividly evoked as Sandra recounts her efforts to combine a respect for tradition with the necessity to find ways to make the estate pay in the modern world, from cookery to haute couture and opening the doors of Glentruim to an American film company.