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Nights of Passion at Scarinish Temperance Hotel

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by Donald S. Murray

An island writer, Donald S Murray has written in the past about Lewis, Shetland, Orkney, St Kilda, the intricacies of Harris Tweed and the annual guga hunt on Sulasgeir.

In this short booklet of poetry, he records his first impressions of the Inner Hebridean island of Tiree – the land of many of his maternal ancestors.  In its pages, he contemplates both the irritating mating calls of the corncrake and the even more absurd mating rituals of his fellow human beings – as well as the island’s history and geography, past and present, the sweep of rocks and magnificent beaches that ring Tiree’s coast…


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