Whisky Galore by Compton Mackenzie - 1947 1st in Scarce Dust Jacket - Wrapper
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Whisky Galore by Compton MackenziePublished by Chatto & Windus - 1947 First Edition 194mm x 125mm. Hardcover. Unclipped dust jacket condition as shown. Red boards with faded gilt lettering. Spine and corners bumped and a bit of a lean. Faded where jacket is missing. Internally, feps and inner boards are tanned and a bit spotty with an inscription on ffep. Otherwise nice and clean and tightly bound. "Compton Mackenzie's timeless text is a triumph. Inspired by the real events of 1941, when a cargo ship ran aground in the channel between Eriskay and South Uist, Whisky Galore is the gentle, comical story of how the booty on board became appropriated by a group of Scottish islanders. As the best known of Mackenzie's work, the novel formed the basis for the 1949 Ealing comedy, directed by Alexander Mackendrick. "
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