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Paperback, 272 pages
Published 1973 by Macmillan (first published 1940)
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Kathryn
Jun 20, 2011 rated it liked it
There are few people who would enjoy this book as much as I did. And even I found it a slow read. Darling talks about his months living on a couple of remote Scottish islands with his wife and young son, back in the 1930s. Not a lot of excitement, but an immense appreciation for nature.
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Jan 23, 2015 rated it liked it
This book is clearly a minority interest, evidenced by the fact I am only the second person to review it on Goodreads. I read the book after being passed a copy by a family member who recommended it.

In the 1930s, author Frank Fraser Darling, an English biologist and "back to nature" type, moved as a thirty-something to live with his wife and son in Dundonell, in the North West Highlands of Scotland, an area I know reasonably well. Subsequently he spent several years living with his family on se
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Sir Frank Fraser Darling FRSE LLD (born Frank Darling) was an English ecologist, ornithologist, farmer, conservationist and author, who is strongly associated with the highlands and islands of Scotland.

While working as a Clean Milk Advisor in Buckinghamshire, and longing for a research post in Scotland, Fraser Darling heard about the work of the Institute of Animal Genetics at Edinburgh University
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