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A QUITE IMPOSSIBLE PROPOSAL

A Quite Impossible Proposal - the cover

SUGGESTED BACKGROUND READING....


A fuller bibliography is to be found at the back of my book. But I would suggest dipping in to some of the books mentioned below - these all give a more detailed account of the history of Scotland in the 19th century, or of the present state of land-ownership in Scotland in the 21st.

The list is of course by no means exclusive, and you should follow your own nose for further reading...


A.D. CameronGo Listen to the Crofters,, (Stornoway: Acair, 1986)
Reay D. G. ClarkeTwo Hundred Years of Farming in Sutherland,, (Isle of Lewis: Islands Book Trust, 2014)
T. M. DevineClanship to Crofters’ War,, (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994)
T. M. DevineThe Scottish Clearances,, (London: Allen Lane, 2018)
James HunterA Dance Called America,, (Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1999)
James HunterThe Making of the Crofting Community,, (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2010)
James HunterSet Adrift Upon the World,, (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)
James HunterInsurrection: Scotland’s Famine Winter,, (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2019)
Roger HutchinsonThe Soap Man: Lewis, Harris and Lord Leverhulme,, (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2003)
Roger HutchinsonMartyrs: Glendale and the Revolution in Skye,, (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)
John MurdochFor the People’s Cause, ed. James Hunter,, (Edinburgh: HMSO, 1986)
David Spaven and Julian HollandMapping the Railways,, (London: Times Books, 2011)
John ThomasThe West Highland Railway,, (Newton Abbot: David St John Thomas, 1984)
John ThomasThe Skye Railway,, (Nairn: David St John Thomas, 1990)
H. A. VallanceThe Highland Railway,, (Colonsay: House of Lochar, 1996)
Andy WightmanWho Owns Scotland?,, (Edinburgh: Canongate, 1996)
Andy WightmanThe Poor Had No Lawyers,, (Edinburgh: Birlinn, 2015)