Polly: The True Story Behind Whisky Galore

  • 50% OFF
  • £15.83
  • Regular price £31.65
  • Publish Date: 1998-05-07
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Roger Hutchinson

Free Returns

Free 30 Days Returns. Returns & Refund Policy

Secure Shopping Guarantee

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to provide you with the safest, most secure shopping experience possible.


Attention: For textbook, access codes and supplements are not guaranteed with used items.

Arrives in 3-7 Business Days



In 1941 an 8000-ton cargo ship ran aground in the Sound of Eriskay in the Outer Hebrides. In the difficult war years any gift from the sea was welcome and the SS Politician had among her cargo a quarter of a million bottles of whisky. The events that followed inspired Compton Mackenzie's novel Whisky Galore . Using eyewitness accounts, historical papers and official documents, this book tells the story of the SS Politician and the circus that surrounded her, from islanders in small skiffs to wartime excise officers and the final solution to the problem of the vessel affectionately known as the Polly .

Customer Reviews


MORE FROM THIS COLLECTION