Ian Jack: The Highland Clearances, 7 March 2019
Show More The Scottish Clearances: A History of the Dispossessed 1600-1900 by T.M. Devine.
Allen Lane, 464 pp., £25, October 2018, 978 0 241 30410 5Show More
“... Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. But the effect by the mid-20th century was clear enough. Edwin Muir, writing in 1935, saw a country ‘gradually being emptied of its population, its spirit, its wealth, industry, art, intellect and innate character’. ‘All the best people have left’ was a sentiment still heard in the 1950s: I remember ...”