"Summer in the Hebrides - Sketches in Colonsay and Oronsay"
PAGES: hardback, 175pp, 195 x 130mm, 343gms; Map, line drawings and two coloured illustrations
Memories of summer visits to Oransay in the 1880s. The author and her family took a lease on Oransay House and used it for extended and adventurous holidays; as a cultivated and observant woman, the author has left a record which is of extraordinary interest.
"We were drawn to the island by a high-sounding advertisement - "a run to this island will be the happiest recollection in a man's terrestrial career; for there is the purest atmosphere, and the mildest climate in the west of Scotland. Its scenery is beautiful and varied: its grand gigantic cliffs, in front of which the seagulls, cormorants and eider ducks, float and scream continually in countless thousands..." etc.
The book is a perfect gem, containing snatches of poetry, notes upon nature and a wealth of fascinating detail of interest to the social historian. An original copy may cost up to £300 if it can be found - this is a faithful facsimile edition which offers astounding value.
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