A Kangaroo Loose in Scotland

One Memorable Summer

by Lachlan Ness



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/22/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781543406214
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781543406207

About the Book

Lachlan and Janet travel from Australia to live in a small village in beautiful Caithness, mainland Scotland’s most northerly country. Lachlan has accepted a post as locum minister, unaware of the many adventures that await him and Janet. A parade of colorful characters crosses their path through the pages of the book. Lachlan describes his journeys from mainland Scotland’s most northerly point to its most westerly town, down the Western Highlands, Inverness, Culloden, Ullapool, to the Summer Isles and Orkney. He conducts a memorial service among wild and lonely trackless hills at the site of the 1942 plane crash that killed the duke of Kent, the king’s brother. Lachlan writes warmly of daily life among the delightful folk of his congregation and in villages in his parish while dealing with characters such as the dodgy “Add-on John” and auld Dugald, who wants his cat buried with him, while Lachlan himself manages to get himself into his usual predicaments. Here is Lachlan at his quirky best. If you love all things Scottish, you’ll love this book.

About the Author

Lachlan Ness is a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Australia, who lives in retirement on the shores of Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, with his wife Janet and their two “children”, Jock the border collie and Tonkie the Tonkinese cat.