Butcher's Broom


"Butcher's Broom" is Neil Gunn's epic recreation of the Highland Clearances of the nineteenth century, when great changes swept through the country and its people. Tapping into the essence of Gaelic experience, "Butcher's Broom" is the story of a community threatened with eviction, in order to make way for sheep. At the centre of the novel is the mysterious Dark Mairi, who embodies the spirit of ancient Highland culture. The sense of Gaelic community and tradition is captured, while the novel's characters exemplify what is ...

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Butchers Broom 2006, Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781904598916


Butcher's Broom 1994, Walker & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802712912


Butcher's Broom 1977, Souvenir Press Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780285622883

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