Lewis in the Passing

By Calum Ferguson

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Positioned at the uppermost tip of Britain and facing the battling winds of the Atlantic, the isle of Lewis has always had a strong identity of its own. This work contains twenty-one autobiographical sketches of Lewis natives, all born before the Second World War.

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Positioned at the uppermost tip of Britain and facing the battling winds of the Atlantic, the isle of Lewis has always had a strong identity of its own. A community defined by tradition for hundreds of years, the twentieth century presented huge challenges to its way of life, leaving it completely altered by the arrival of the millennium. "Lewis in the Passing" is a form of time-capsule, containing twenty-one autobiographical sketches of Lewis natives, all born before the Second World War. From crofter to musician, house-wife to clergyman, the selection spans the spectrum of Lewis society. Theirs are lives which have experienced these great changes, from economic disaster in the 1920s, mass emigration in the 1930s, the 'obscenity of battle' during World War Two, and afterwards the decline of the Gaelic language and slow demise of crofting. All are interviewed by a fellow islander Calum Ferguson, who presents his subjects' stories and journeys, and understands how, in spite of the rainy climate and wind-blasted scenery, the island's hidden magnetism continues to draw them all 'back home'.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 9 Jul 2007
ISBN 9781841585475
Number of Pages 320

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