Rankin—This sept name is the anglicised form of M'Crank (Mac Raing). The sept was Pipers to the M'Leans of Duart, and are said to be of later Irish origin. The M'Leans brought the McFaddyns to Argyle, a branch of the Donegal sept, in the 15th century. This sept was called the Clann Duille and later the Clann Mhic Raing. The last Hereditary Piper of the sept emigrated to Prince Edward Island.
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Truelove's Journal: A Bookshop Novella
"Beautiful, different and touching. Short, sweet and lovely. Made me cry. You sense that this is a true story veiled in the guise of fiction as are all the best stories."
Although ostensibly set in England, this story was penned by an Irish bookseller under the pseudonym of Ralph St John Featherstonehaugh.
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