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Author Name:    MACKENZIE, Compton

Title:   Monarch of the Glen. Fourth Impression in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Chatto & Windus, London, 1951, 

Seller ID:   101361

MACKENZIE, Compton. The Monarch of the Glen. London : Chatto & Windus, 1951. Fourth Printing. Originally published in 1941. Pp. (6),7-288. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Thomas & Thomas, "'The Monarch of the Glen', alias Ben Nevis, alias the laird of Glenbogle Castle, is one of those massivemiddle-aged Scotsmenwho swing their kilts and skirl their pipes in the maj esty of their heather-clad moorland. In him the clan spirit and the consciousness of his lairdship is rampant, and it is inevitable that such a man should brook no imterference with the sportin' life of Glenbogle Castle and Drumcockie grouse moor. But interference there is, and on the sacred 12th, and by a formidable and tenacious foe. His property is invaded by members ofthe National Union of Hikers. A feud starts -- a feud that is in the great Scottish tradition, for neither the scrawny Sassenachs nor the stalwart Sc otsmen will yield an inch. A series of lively skirmishes ensue and culminate in a pitched battle. For a time the issue hangs in the balance; the Scottish Nationalists then join in the fracas, and it is their judicious intervention which finally brings victory to the hard-pressed Highlanders. Some ofthe heroes who take part in this campaign deserve special mention. Ben Nev is' two daughters are hefty women who stand no nonsense; Kilwhillie, a neighbouring lesser laird, is doleful but effective; and Chester Royde (handicapped for a time by the misery of 'walking about like a kangaroo with a pouch in front of him') shows that the spirit of Wall Street is not dead. But the greatest honours go to the author himself for having provided a chronicle so stirring and so utterly ridiculous." - from the dustjacket. Bookplate to front pastedown, else very good in spine-nicked dustjacket. 50.00


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