This, R.F.Mackenzie's last book, describes the countryside, towns, ports and cities of Scotland. As well as being a travel book, it is also a commentary on modern Scotland, reflecting the author's love of the country and his attitudes towards the ills of contemporary humanity. The author has also written "Escape from the Classroom", "The Sins of the Children" and "State School".
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Bookseller Inventory # mon0004442012
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Book Description Collins, London, 1989. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair+. Not Indicated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. edition and printing not indicated, but this appears to be the only hardcover printing to appear; Fine/Fair+, dj is bright and new-looking but has many faint damp stains; cloth covers are blue with gold lettering and the publisher's logo in gold on the spine; multicolored unclipped dj front features the intriguing 'Catterline in Winter' by Joan Eardley, from the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; 8vo -- 9 1/2 inches tall, 280 numbered pages. Bookseller Inventory # 001425
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Book Description Collins, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 6.25" x 9.5". H/B 280 pages, condition is very good. The DJ has been price clipped. This, R.F. Mackenzie's 1 at its most brilh'ant his lifelong tove of Scotland: the wild, grand Highlands from which his forebears came, the settled countryside of Aberdeenshire in which he was brought up, the romantic beauties of the Borders where he spent his first years of marriage. He responds to the character of each, to their history no less than to their relation to the Scotland of today. It is not just the countryside, though his feeling for that combines the strengths of poet and peasant. The towns and cities, the industrial landscape, the ports, large and active or small and forgotten, the roads and railways, above all the railways (he was the son of a country stationmaster) are perceived and evoked with a rare mastery. Simply as a travel book about Scotland this book would enrich any journey made there. But the author would have been disgusted by such a classification. Like Ruskin, he writes about what he sees in order to stimulate reflection - he would have gone further and said action - on what lies behind the seen: the moral quality of society. Like Carlyle, he is a visionary with a Cromwellian contempt for the fripperies and baubles for which he sees his countrymen contending. The result is a book that has the unselfconscious individuality, the wholeness, the savour, the gout du terroir of a fine malt whisky. Yet for all his passionate patriotism Mackenzie is in no way provincial. As a young man he taught in Switzerland and in Nazi Germany. He served as aircrew in Bomber Command. He travelled widely in Europe. He could, as his chapter on Scottish religion shows, enter sympathetically into the mentality of the Boer Calvinists among whom he had lived while in war service in South Africa. These experiences, and those gained from his turbulent career as a radical headmaster in the tradition of A. S. Neill, inform his insights. Whatever the reader may think of his diagnosis and prescription for the ills of contemporary humanity he will find the author a vivid, imaginative and warmhearted companion, with a feeling for Scottish life and the riches of Scottish speech that he will not easily forget. Bookseller Inventory # 052664