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The island harp

1st ed.

Published by St. Martin's Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Island Harp

by
Jeanne Williams

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Set in the mid-19th-century Scottish Hebrides, this touching romance chronicles a spirited people living during a harsh time. When young Mairi's grandfather dies, her family is driven off the land on which their ancestors dwelled for centuries.

With the help of handsome and kind Captain Iain MacDonald, the remaining family members form a new community that must eke out an existence on the barren rocks by the sea. Through difficult circumstances, including potato blight, near-starvation and rough storms, Mairi keeps the new community together, preserving her people's heritage through the magical tales she unfolds with the help of her harp, Cridhe.

Her achievements win her many suitors, but Mairi anxiously awaits Iain's rare visits, though their disparate social standings--he is a gentleman--means they can never marry. When she has his child, the community stands by her, and soon a change in circumstance improves her lot.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3573.I44933 I8 1991

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 338 p. ;
Number of pages
338

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1542347M
Internet Archive
islandharp00will
ISBN 10
0312065701
LC Control Number
91021185
OCLC/WorldCat
23941077
Library Thing
671093
Goodreads
1343751
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