- Hardcover: 270 pages
- Publisher: Oldbourne; 1st Edition edition (1957)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0007IXYEY
- Product Dimensions: 21.8 x 14 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,215,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Tartan Pimpernel Hardcover – 1957
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Caskie tells his story calmly and unemotionally. A typical Highlander, you imagine him sitting by his fireside - dram in hand - as this extraordinary tale unfolds.
Occasionally you would be forgiven for thinking you were reading the plot for 'Allo, 'Allo! Caskie's continual game of hide and seek with the Vichy police, the lengths that locals go to to make sure he has enough food and coal, and the dealings with Arab clothes traders all raise a smile.
But this isn't a comedy. Men die, traitors are uncovered and Caskie himself faces death as a British agent.
Caskie is of course devout. He has an uncanny sixth sense. He is also a native Gaelic speaker and keeps a detailed log of information in Gaelic. "Who but the Lord and the minister of the Scots Church would have the Gaelic in France during WWII" he says. This vital information is passed on to London via well known agents.
Don't be put off by the name or the dreadful tartan hat on the cover!! This book should be part of your collection.
whilst not knowing the man, I am humbled and touched by his account and of the deeds and experiences of those involved, I thou roughly recommend this book.
"As exciting and eventful as the novel from which its title derives. It is an inspiring story, a testament of the power of goodness in the conflict with evil." - SCOTSMAN
"Dr Caskie recounts his adventures racily and well, without rancour and with constant humour." - GLASGOW HERALD
"Told with admirable sincerity." - THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
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Great book. it is so enlightening to hear about the side of the war that is not too often shown on TV. What brave people.Published 7 months ago by Mrs. Janet Valentine
Brilliantly told story of a wonderfully brave and Christian human being who helped everyone and saw good in even the so called enemy. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Jain Iain