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Whisky, Wars, Riots and Murder: Crime in the 19th Century Highlands and Islands

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Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published September 12th 2013 by Black & White Publishing
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Aoife
DNF at 50% might try to pick it up another time.

This is partly my fault because I didn't read the description properly before buying this book. I had expected a proper true-crime book that takes a handful of cases and covers them quite in-depth but this books takes certain types of crime (smuggling, murder, robbery etc.), sometimes with a short introduction (if it's about something like whisky-smuggling and rioting which was connected with the exact circumstances of life in the Highlands) and th
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Helen
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is not your average 'true crime' book where the author goes into tedious detail about every aspect of the crime and the criminal's life. Rather it is an overview of crime in the 19th century Highlands, with small vignettes about selected crimes, and what were then considered as crimes. It may be a bit difficult for non-Scots to understand, as it covers such a vast variety of activity, from resistance to landlordism to religious difference, but to a native of the North of Scotland, like me, ...more
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