Three Island Lives

The Story of the Campbell Triplets of South Uist

By Robert Walker

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Strident Publishing

Strident is the home of fiction with bite. They publish novels for children aged 7+, teenagers, young adults and adults. And they don't just like the extraordinary, they aim for it. Their list is intentionally eclectic, with comedy alongside gripping fantasy and adrenaline-fuelled adventure alongside the existential. Variety is indeed the spice of life.

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The life story of Christine, Mary and Theresa Campbell - triplets born in 1952 to a crofting family in South Uist. They were the first identical triplets to be born on the Islands for over 60 years.

Three of fourteen children born to Catherine and Angus Campbell, they grew up in a typical four-roomed croft without electricity or running water.

Their young lives were full of uncertainty. At the age of two they were taken to Inverness - to a home run by nuns - and did not see their mother for two years.

They returned, but at fifteen left again, this time to work on the mainland.

In later life the island of their birth drew all three back.

Three Island Lives provides a remarkable insight into their lives, but also into South Uist and the Outer Hebrides more generally.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Strident Publishing
Publication Date 21 Mar 2017
SKU 9781909238084-grouped
Number of Pages 102

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