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Highland Homespun By Margaret Leigh

Highland Homespun by Margaret Leigh

Condition - Very Good
$13.69
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Summary

In this unsentimental yet exquisitely written book, Margaret Leigh recounts a year of farming life on Achnabo farm.

Highland Homespun Summary

Highland Homespun by Margaret Leigh

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.

Highland Homespun Reviews

'This superb account of a year in the life of a West Highland farm was published in 1926, and it's arguably an even better read now than it was then'

* Scotland In Trust *

About Margaret Leigh

Margaret Leigh (1894 - 1973) studied Classics at Oxford University and taught for a while at St Leonard's School, St Andrews, and at Reading University. An unconventional and self-reliant spirit, she spent many years living and farming in the remote Scottish Highlands and immersing herself in Gaelic culture. She spent the last 25 years of her life as a Carmelite nun in Oxford.

Additional information

GOR005941115
Highland Homespun by Margaret Leigh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Birlinn General
2012-06-01
304
1780270410
9781780270418
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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