John Walker's Shetland
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Snippets from the story of an eviction on a bitter winter's day in 1868.
The man behind the eviction was Aberdonian John Walker, notorious factor for the Garth and Annsbrae Estate in Shetland. The story was that of the author's great-grandparents who, with their infant daughter, had to make the cold wet journey in a small open boat. the baby, their first-born, caught a chill and died aged just six weeks.
This is the first book to examine the actions of "the Director General of Shetland", as Walker was nicknamed, or to look at his influence on so many aspects of life for both the poor, and not so poor, inhabitants of these islands.