When Lillian Beckwith advertised for a secluded place in the country, she received a letter with the following unusual description of an isolated Hebridean croft: ‘Surely it’s that quiet even the sheeps themselves on the hills is lonely and as to the sea it’s that near as I use it myself everyday for the refusals...’ Her curiosity aroused, Beckwith took up the invitation. This is the comic and enchanting story of the strange rest cure that followed and her efforts to adapt to a completely different way of life.
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Lilian Comber wrote fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children under the pseudonym Lillian Beckwith. She is best known for her series of comic novels based on her time living on a croft in the Scottish Hebrides.
Beckwith was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in 1916, where her father ran a grocery shop. The shop provided the background for her memoir About My Father's Business, a child's eye view of a 1920s family. She moved to the Isle of Skye with her husband in 1942, and began writing fiction after moving to the Isle of Man with her family twenty years later. She also completed a cookery book, Secrets from a Crofter's Kitchen (Arrow, 1976).
Since her death, Beckwith's novel A Shine of Rainbows has been made into a film starring Aidan Quinn and Connie Nielsen, which in 2009 won 'Best Feature' awards at the Heartland and Chicago Children's Film Festivals.
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Book Description Arrow. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Only uncopy on the internet, 256 pages. THE 1984 ARROW EDITION (Surely it is that quiet here even the sheeps themselves on the hills is lonely. Lillian Beckwith's account of her stay on Bruach has hardly been out of print since it first appeared in 1957. Read it and you will understand why. Re-live her experiences of the market day punch-up, the attempt to tow some cows from an even more remote island in a small rowing boat behind a rickety fishing boat and, above all, the funeral of Ian Mor. I laughed out loud). book. Bookseller Inventory # 761
Book Description Arrow Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, LIKE NEW, NOT EX-LIBRARY, shows signs of shelfwear, 256 pages. Wishing to pursue his scientific studies undisturbed, Lord Justin Darvey kept his life simple-and the hiring of charming Elizabeth Hanley as a companion to his elderly aunt seemed just the thing. Elizabeth, too, teas intent upon doing her own work-which was really to spy on Lord Darvey for her eccentric and tyrannical uncle, a scientist himself, in exchange for her freedom.But soon Elizabeth could no longer bear to deceive her gentle, handsome employer, despite her uncle's coercion. Nor could Justin ignore his intoxication w ith Elizabeth. Neith/r teas prepared for the swift and tender onslaught of love. Bookseller Inventory # 15032
Book Description Arrow, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099066203