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Horse Kogill and Mr. Money-man

Horse Kogill and Mr. Money-man (Paperback)

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'Rid like Kogill' was a saying 19th century in Iceland when the swashbuckling Scottish Capt. John Coghill was galloping across this land of volcanoes and glaciers. A train of horses with boxes of gold to pay for sheep and horses would follow. John was the agent of ship-chandler Robert Slimon, great grand-uncle of the author. Robert and his wife, Robina, sail to Iceland on their steamship. She is one of the first women to travel through Iceland, staying in the traditional longhouses. They ride through the night on their return from Geysers and Gulfoss to catch the ship which picks up destitute emigrants. She then rides with the legendary Coghill going on the famous sheep rounds-ups

Fiction & PoetryHistorical Fiction Publisher: Grace Note Publications Publication Date: 14/02/2014 ISBN-13: 9781907676475  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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CAMPBELL SLIMON is the great grand nephew of Robert and Robina Slimon. He is a retired third generation sheep farmer. His son, Archie now manages the farm. Their hill farm is situated in the middle of the Scottish Highlands and so he appreciates the hardships endured by Icelanders and their way of life. Other than a scroll and flag presented to Robert by the Icelandic Legislature he was unaware of the eventful and important part that his ancestor had played in Iceland's development. It was only when the eldest of his three daughters, Jean, started research that the story came to light, He has also written Stells, Stools, Strupag: A personal reminiscence of sheep, shepherding, farming and the social activities of a Highland Parish. Published by Laggan Heritage, 2007

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