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The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John L&hellip by Ray Perman
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There is a great deal in this book, just as there are many sides to the personality and career of John Lorne Campbell, Laird of Canna. Having purchased the island, farmed its soil and fished its waters, he championed the cause not just of Canna, but of Scotland's islands and Gaelic culture more generally.

There is the story of the island itself and John's commitment, as a practical farmer and fisherman, to its society and economy. There is the central story describing how John Lorne Campbell and his wife, Margaret Fay Shaw, recognized Canna's place and destiny as the centre of a world-wide network for the study and preservation of Gaelic language, literature and song. Thanks to… Read more