Burt's Letters

    Burt's Letters

    from the North of Scotland

    Edmund Burt

    Birlinn 2012

    Paperback 359pp Illustrated

    9781874744900   Product Code: 19519

    In the late 1720's, Edmund Burt went to Scotland to work as an engineer on Highland roads and bridges. From his base in Inverness he wrote regularly to a friend in London, describing his experiences and relaying information on everything from the clan system to the scourge of malhoulakins (midges). Written 20 years before Culloden, long before the Highland clearances and first published in 1754, the letters offer a rare picture of contemporary Highland life. The present single-volume edition is introduced by Charles Withers.

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