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on 13 November 2004
This book gives you a real feeling about what it's like to live on a Scottish hill farm. It takes you through the highs and the lows in an entertaining yet unsentimental style. It also documents a changing world, indeed a world which might not exist for much longer. This is a great book for those intersted in gaining an insight into the isolated lives of farmers who are struggling to cope with the ever-increasing demands of the politicians and the falling profits from their livestock. So is Tom Duncan just another moaning farmer? Quite the opposite: he accepts his lot and recognises that change is inevitable. He quotes Spike Milligan: "everyone's got to be somewhere". And there are a lot worse places to be than a Dumfriesshire hill farm.