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The Birlinn of Clanranald

Review by Ronald Black ‘Stretch, pull and bend.’ These are words as powerful for the oarsman as ‘On your marks, get set, go’ for the runner or ‘Load, aim, fire’ for the soldier. No doubt there are many other such triads. These things have a special force of their own, all to do with testing […]

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