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The Unremembered Places by Patrick Baker

The Unremembered Places: Exploring Scotland's Wild Histories

Patrick Baker

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Category: Non-fiction, History
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publication date: 21 May 2020
ISBN: 9781780276373
4 stars out of 5
Allan Massie
13 May 2020

"anyone reading this engaging book will learn much and have pleasure in doing so."

You would have to be very well read or well informed not to learn much that is new, surprising and interesting from this book, whether this is about long-departed industries, failed enterprises, superstitions, folk memories and legends, geological features and arguments; and this may often be found to be the case even on matters or subjects about which you already know quite a bit. So, for instance, every reader of Kidnapped knows about Cluny’s Cave, where the chief of the Macpherson clan hid from the Redcoats for years after Culloden, but I had never previously heard of Balnamoon’s Cave in Assynt which was another Jacobite refuge – or if I had, I had also forgotten.