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Rob Macnab: A Story of Old Pictou
Named after the ship that brought nearly 200 Highland Scots to the wilderness of Pictou and West River, Nova Scotia, in 1773, "Hector" Davie narrates this tale of witchery, muscular Christianity, press gangs, and Culloden-haunted memory in an historical novel in the tradition of Sir Walter Scott. The setting is Pictou County, Nova Scotia. The story revolves around Rob Macn ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published November 12th 2013 by Formac Publishing Company Limited
(first published October 1st 2013)
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This is a quaint book, written in 1923. I read it because I am interested in Nova Scotia history. It was a bestseller in its time and it was fun to read but it suffers from a lack of character development and a drifting narrative. There are a few good, stirring scenes and it provides an intriguing glimpse into the early days of settlement in Nova Scotia. It has illustrations by the notable C. W. Jeffreys. I'm glad I read it. ...more