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By Andrew Drummond

ISBN-10: 198065266X

ISBN-13: 9781980652663

it really is August 1893. Alexander Auchmuty Kininmonth, positive railway engineer, works at the building of a railway line among Garve and Lochinver, looking forward to that the railway will either rework the economic climate of that lonely nook of Scotland and produce him riches and private convenience. Over the process time, besides the fact that, he reveals that his goals are slowly and inexorably sacrificed to the aspirations of others, and to occasions into which he unearths himself stumbling head-first. finally, the economic incompetence of the railway corporation drives Kininmonth to hunt employment within the Scottish borders, the place he turns into interested in a strange dating with survivors of a neighborhood deserted on a sub-Antarctic island. awesome occasions necessitate a quick get away by way of all 3 to the distant island of Jura, ahead of Kininmonth returns to the north-west, the place paintings keeps at the railway. he's stuck up in a 'revolution' in Ullapool in 1897, the place a 'Citadel of the choose' has been based by way of a millenarian preacher. ancient occasions - authentic or fictional - threaten to obliterate his schemes, yet Kininmonth refuses to bow to the inevitable, consistently hoping, because the worst of eventualities repeatedly spread ahead of him, that every thing will prove for the easiest. And certainly his railway is eventually accomplished - or is it?

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