The Well of the Heads

Historical Tales of the Scottish Clans

Stuart McHardy

 
Date Published :
September 2020
Publisher :
Birlinn
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781780276977
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$13.95

Overview
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The origins of the Scottish clans go back over a thousand years, and for centuries these extended networks of families dominated life in the Scottish Highlands and Islands. The warriors of the clan, fiercely loyal to each other and to their chief, were well known for their extraordinary courage and military skills.

Retold by one of Scotland’s most acclaimed storytellers, these stories illustrate the drama and the dynamism of a society which lived close to nature, had little in the way of material wealth but which boasted a remarkable treasure house of stories that were passed down over generations.

About The Author
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Stuart Mchardy Is A Writer, Storyteller And Lecturer. His Interest In Scotland's Past Has Led Him To Re-Evaluate The Role Of The Oral Tradition In Gaining A Clearer Picture Of Our History. He Believes That While History Is Written By Winners, Story Flourishes Amongst History's Survivors. He Was Director Of The Scots Language Resource Centre From 1993 To 1998 And Is A Founder Member And Past President Of The Pictish Arts Society. An Experienced Broadcaster Stuart Mchardy Has Long Been Interested In Scotland's Musical Traditions, Playing Music Professionally Since His Teens. He Lives In Edinburgh.

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