Meet the inhabitants of Bruach in the Hebrides: the comical escapades of Erchy and Morag, Hamish, with his unusual talent for nursing lambs, and the philandering Hector. We also meet Bonny the cow, Crumley the bull and Harry the hedgehog, who together make up 'Miss Peckwitt's colourful and uncontrollable collection of animals and other livestock'. Based on Lillian Beckwith's twenty years living as a crofter in the Hebrides, the appeal of these charming tales lies in their humour and lively writing.
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What can take the fire out of a fever and the ache out of loneliness? The answer according to Tearlaich is whiskey! And when he suggests to Lillian that the Islanders should have their own blend, Lillian can see his logic. Here is a pleasurable glimpse of the way the Islanders, with irreverent practicality, manage on the island of Bruach.About the Author:
Lillian Beckwith (Lillian Comber) was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in 1916. She went to live in the Hebrides before the Second World War and stayed there for nearly twenty years, living first on Elgol, Isle of Skye, and later on the nearby and smaller Isle of Soay. Her hilarious initiation into crofting life is captured in the heart warming book 'The Hills is Lonely'. She acquired her own cottage, and living and working on her own croft gave rise to a series of magical Hebridean books such as 'The Sea For Breakfast'. She retired to the Isle of Man, where she died in 2004.
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Book Description Hutchinson. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0091341205 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0038588