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Four Ducks on a Pond

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Well camouflaged and unobtrusive, Nicholas keenly observed the comings and goings of three generations of his family and their animals in a remote area of the Isle of Mull. In the early 1950s life was basic, without mains water or electricity, as each day followed the next. But sometimes the routine was disrupted. Despite its isolation, the island was affected by Foot and ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by Birlinn Ltd
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The idea of this was so interesting and cute, but actually it felt like a chore to read. Not sure exactly why I didn't enjoy it more, just somehow didn't quite work.
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A book on the rural life in Scotland. A very good illustration of country life told by the cat of the house. A quick and enjoyable read.
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Cosy, feel-good read. :-)
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In 1951, Annabel Carothers sold her family house in London and joined her parents in Mull, setting up a smallholding with Carla, a spaniel, and Nicholas, a cat. During this period she wrote the novels It Happened to Rain, A Breeze in the Barley and Four Ducks on a Pond. Her first novel, A Breeze in the Barley was published by William Heinemann along with its sequel, The Silver Link. The trilogy wa ...more
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