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    DescriptionWillie Gavin, Crofter Man is a portrait of a crofting life in the bare and sometimes bitter landscape of Scotland's North-east lowlands. It is the closely reconstructed life of one man in particular, and beyond that, the wider story of a croft and its people, assembled from the family's folk memories. Willie Gavin's real identity has been blurred, but this is essentially a true story and is illustrated with a fascinating selection of period photographs. Through the eyes of Willie Gavin we experience the hardships and wretched lifestyle endured by crofters throughout Scotland. But with deep understanding David Kerr Cameron reveals too their love for the land, the fragile bonds of friendship forged by crafting families, the weddings and the festivals they enjoyed, and the children who were raised in that life without luxury.The traditional crofting way of life began to break down in the early-twentieth century, but David Kerr Cameron has captured and recorded for future generations a culture and a landscape that have now gone forever. "Willie Gavin, Crofter Man" is the second part of Cameron's trilogy of rural life; the other books are "The Ballad and the Plough" (about life on the farmtouns) and "The Cornkister Days" (which focuses on agricultural practices).


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    Title
    Willie Gavin, Crofter Man
    Subtitle
    A Portrait of a Vanished Lifestyle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Kerr Cameron
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 248 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781841587097
    ISBN 10: 1841587095
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    BISAC V2.8: BIO006000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    DC22: 941.2081092
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHTB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Birlinn General
    Imprint name
    BIRLINN LTD
    Publication date
    20 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    David Kerr Cameron was himself born into a crofting family in the north-east of Scotland and there he experienced at first hand the last days of that harsh way of life. He worked most of his life as a journalist, including 22 years spent in London. He died in 2002.