The Man Who Gave Away His Island by Ray Perman is the  biography of a remarkable man, John Lorne Campbell, who bought the Hebridean island of Canna and, with his American musician wife Margaret Fay Shaw, made it an international centre of Gaelic culture.

Ray fell in love with Canna on his first visit in 1977 when he went to interview Campbell about a campaign to save the island’s ferry service.

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  1. Hello. I am the Editor of the Clan Campbell Society (North America). Neill Campbell of Inverneill suggested I see this website. I was in contact with Inverneill as I am helping with production of a book by Sir Ilay Campbell of Succoth, Bt., on his collection of bookplates, among which is one for John Campbell of Canna.

    I was wondering if the Clan Campbell Society (North America) could procure a ‘review copy,’ and a review will appear in an upcoming issue of the quarterly Journal of the Clan Campbell Society (N.A.). I also see a good story here.

    Anyway, please let me know.

    Regards, Paul Campbell

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