Highland Homespun (RPND)

  • Stock No
  • 44449
  • EAN/ISBN
  • 9781780270418
  • 1 Author
  • Margaret Leigh
  • 2 Publisher
  • Birlinn
  • 3 Format
  • PB

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In May 1933 Margaret Leigh took over the tenancy of Achnabo farm, in a beautiful corner of the West Highlands overlooking the isle of Skye. In this unsentimental yet exquisitely written book, she recounts a year of farming life there, from the burning of the land and ploughing in March, through planting and sowing in April to haymaking and harvesting in September. Incidental details – such as a visit to the smithy, the arrival of some new bulls and the annual journey of the cows to the summer shielings – provide fascinating insights into farming life. Local characters and customs feature too, adding another rich dimension to this reflective and poignant memoir of a world now vanished forever.

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