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By Alistair MacLeod

In 1779, pushed out of his domestic, Calum MacDonald units sail from the Scottish Highlands together with his huge family members. After an extended, bad trip he settles his relations in 'the land of trees', and finally they turn into a separate Nova Scotian extended family: red-haired and black-eyed, with its personal id, its personal heritage. it's the Eighties by the point our narrator, Alexander MacDonald, tells the tale of his relatives, an exhilarating and passionate tale that intersects with heritage: with Culloden, the place the clans died, and with the 1759 conflict at Quebec that used to be gained whilst common Wolfe despatched within the fierce Highlanders since it was once 'no nice mischief in the event that they fall'.

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