The Island Harp

The Island Harp

Downloadable Audiobook - 1991
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Rich with vivid settings – from the picturesque crofters' villages to the windswept moors and harsh seats – and filled with stunning characters you will never forget, it is the story of a remarkable people struggling to survive in a harsh and beautiful land. It is also the moving tale of two starcrossed lovers: Captain Iain MacDonald, a man torn between passion and honor, and Mairi of the Isles, the fiercely proud peasant girl who has sworn to save the land and the Gaelic traditions that are in her blood. Together, they'll embark on an adventure of the spirit and of the heart, in this powerful novel that will leave your memory long after the last chapter is heard.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1991
ISBN: 9781614531722
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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sassie May 01, 2014

An interesting story, telling of The Clearances in Scotland in the 1840's. This a little-known period of crofters being forced off the land because landlords could make more money grazing sheep. The Clearances coincided with the potato famine which affected Scotland as well as Ireland and drove emigration. This story is more historical fiction than romance. The narrator is exceptionally good at voicing the individual characters, each in their own particular Scottish lilt. Reading it in print wouldn't give me nearly as much pleasure as listening to the dialogue.

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