A fabulous set of books that I have
personally enjoyed reading and have no hesitation in recommending them to
By clicking on each book you can read the first chapter here.
Lillian Beckwith was born in Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire, in 1916. Her father's grocery shop provided the background for
her autobiographical book About My Father's Business, which
describes a 1920s family from a child's viewpoint.
She went to live in the Hebrides before the
Second World War and stayed for nearly twenty years. 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 her series of magical Hebridean books such
as The Sea for Breakfast. She now lives on the Isle of Man.