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Rockets Galore by Compton Mackenzie

Rockets Galore by Compton Mackenzie

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Rockets Galore

by Compton Mackenzie

Chatto & Windus, 1957, [First Edition], hardcover

Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges, corners and covers, ex-library with stickers to front endpapers, stamp to title page, pastedown from front dustjacket on front cover, tears to spine, age toned pages, some discoloration to covers, previous owners’ details on front endpapers {see photographs)

“The establishment of a base for guided missiles in the Outer Hebrides caused a good deal of concern for the destruction it might mean of a way of life, and when it was decided to include Great and Little Todday in the scheme there was trouble.  Most of the younger Islanders welcomed the idea in hope of material prosperity, whereas the older Islanders were strongly against the Government’s proposal.  The decision to evacuate the population of Little Todday to the mainland untied young and old in resistance, but it required the discovery that a hitherto unknown gull was nesting on a small island off Little Todday before public opinion came to the rescue of the Islanders.”

 

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