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An Abridged History of the Construction of the Railway Line Between Garve, Ullapool and Lochinver; And Other Pertinent Matters: Being the Professional Journal and Regular Chronicle of Alexander Auchmuty Seth Kininmonth

edited by Andrew Drummond ; with a foreword by Alfred Marjoribanks
Format
Book
Published
Edinburgh : Polygon, 2004.
Language
English
ISBN
1904598099
Summary
It is August 1893. Alexander Auchmuty Kininmonth, optimistic railway engineer, works on the construction of a railway line between Garve and Lochinver, expecting that the railway will both transform the economy of that lonely corner of Scotland and bring him riches and personal comfort. Eventually, the fiscal incompetence of the railway company drives Kininmonth to seek employment in the Scottish borders, where he becomes involved in a bizarre relationship with two survivors of a community abandoned on a sub-Antarctic island. Extraordinary events necessitate a rapid escape by all three to the remote island of Jura, before Kininmonth returns to the north-west, where work continues on the railway. He is caught up in a 'revolution' in Ullapool in 1897.
Description
ix, 326 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes
"A novel by Andrew Drummond"--Cover.
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