MacLeod book launch in Montague
‘The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island’ include all the revisions MacLeod made to his book from 1993 through 2005
A book launch for a newly revised edition of “The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island” by Harold S. MacLeod is planned for Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Montague Rotary Library.
The new edition is currently available for sale online.
Published by Selkirk Stories, a P.E.I. publishing house, this classic work of genealogy and Island history was most recently published in 1987, although that edition was reprinted a number of times.
“The revised 2017 edition includes all the revisions MacLeod made to his book from 1993 through 2005. Based on computer files left behind after MacLeod’s death in 2014, this edition includes all of the revisions that MacLeod made until 2005, but it only includes what the author included in the digital files he left behind.
“The photographs and the whimsical drawings included in previous editions of this book are absent, as are some of the poems and other short texts,” a news release states.
Those who own an earlier edition of “The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island” will find that some sections of the book have changed significantly since the last printing.
For example, in the 1996 edition, the entry on the family of John MacLeod and Mary MacKay of Heatherdale, both born on the Isle of Skye (Scotland), is a single page. In the 2017 edition, reflecting the additional information incorporated by MacLeod, the same entry runs five and a half pages.
On the other hand, unless MacLeod received fresh information concerning a family tree, he did not update it. This means that other family trees remain as they were in earlier editions.
For more information on this edition, contact the publishers or visit their website at www. selkirkstories.com.
Selkirk Stories publisher John Westlie holds a copy of the revised edition of “The MacLeods of Prince Edward Island”. The book will be launched on Saturday, July 22, 2 p.m., at the Montague Rotary Library.