Popular essays on Cape Breton and eastern Nova Scotia.
Here’s a wonderful collection by the bestselling author of The Harvest Train and The Irish in Cape Breton. A popular public speaker, A.A. (Tony) MacKenzie brings that same brisk, informed voice to Scottish Lights, casting new light and taking us down paths we want to travel – to the old settlements and to the heart of Gaelic tradition, to the scars and battles and passions of heroes and bards and scoundrels, both the well-known and those nearly forgotten. A brave writer, MacKenzie has that knack of taking us with him out on a limb – and then daring us to cut it off! With rich good humour and profound respect, this is a lasting book about Cape Breton and Eastern Nova Scotia from a man who knows how to share important information while he also entertains.