Title: The New Tenants
Author: Margaret MacPherson
Illustrator: Shirley Hughes
Year: 1968 (First Edition)
Binding: Hardback
Publisher: Collins
Remarks: Price-clipped
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good/Very Good

 

Description: "A Glasgow family try to adapt to a crofter's life in Skye and have to fight not only the primitive conditions of the croft but also the crafty scheme of an islander to undermine the father's farming efforts and send the Shearers, penniless, back to Glasgow leaving him, Danny Ross, in possession of the croft he had always thought would be left to him.
This book gives a wonderful picture of life in Skye and a marvellously understanding portrait of a boy and girl drawing together in friendship."

Illustrated throughout with Shirley Hughes' wonderful sketches. High-quality b&w photograph of the author printed on jacket flap.

Dark blue cloth boards with silver gilded text to spine. Spine and corners are in superb condition. Price-clipped pictorial jacket is very lightly rubbed along its extremities, otherwise in excellent order for its age. Pages are lightly tanned, but remain free from foxing or any other marking, and are in first-rate condition.

Measures 20 cm × 13.5 cm (8″ × 5.4″). 8vo. 208 pp.

Price: £15.00

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