Tales and Tradition of the Lews

By Donald MacDonald

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After retirement from a career in medicine, the author turned his acute and wide-ranging mind to the study of the history and traditions of his native Lewis. With over sixty essays on people, places and tradition, this title reveals a range of the author's erudition, and informs his love and deep knowledge of his native island.

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Birlinn Limited

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After his retirement from a career in medicine, Donald Macdonald turned his acute and wide-ranging mind to the study of the history and traditions of his native Lewis. Despite suffering from severe osteoarthritis, he was extremely active in the social and cultural life of the island, and contributed numerous articles to the "Stornoway Gazette". However, much of his collection of tales, legends and history remained in private circulation until after his death in 1961, when his wife Emily arranged for the publication of this volume. With over sixty essays on people, places and tradition, it reveals the full range of the author's erudition, and is informed by his love and deep knowledge of his native island. To read through or simply to dip into this collection is a fascinating experience for anyone who loves Scotland and her islands.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 6 Jun 2000
ISBN 9781841580555
Number of Pages 288

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