A Rope - in Case

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‘When I had first come to the Hebrides Morag, my landlady, had advised me always to “take a rope – in case,” . . . Over and over I had proved its usefulness. I might need it to catch a calf or a sheep; to carry a bundle of hay to the cow or a can of paraffin from the grocer; to tie a bundle of driftwood I had collected, or a sack of peat; to secure a boat; make a temporary repair to a sagging fence or a halter for a horse . . . Excepting when they were going on holiday or to church, the Bruach crofters were rarely without a length of rope, either coiled around an arm or protruding from a pocket.’

The fourth of Lillian Beckwith’s books on her life on Bruach, A Rope - In Case is packed with hilarious stories and delightful characters. Yet it is never sentimental – always observant.

‘Hugely enjoyable fourth book of Hebridean humour and characters’ Manchester Evening News

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TALL TALES FROM THE OUTER HEBRIDES. The March morning was full of mist; grey and inscrutable the swirling formations loped in from the sea to hover uncertainly over the village of Bruach so that the houses and crofts vanished and re-emerged in a constantly changing pattern; the land apeared to be adrift in a thick silence through which the distant throbbing of the burn and the nearer rasp of tide on shingle barely penetrated. For every day of mist in March there ll be an inch of snow in May, the old crofters predicted. The fourth of Lillian Beckwith's books on her life on Bruach, A Rope - In Case is packed with hilarious stories and delightful characters. Yet it is never sentimental - always observant.

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The fourth book in the Hebridean series

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Book Description Arrow Books. Paperback. Book Condition: New. UNUSED, VERY GOOD, NOT EX-LIBRARY, Tanned edges, cover is different to the one on Amazon, shows signs of shelfwear, 192 pages. TALL TALES FROM THE OUTER HEBRIDES. The March morning was full of mist; grey and inscrutable the swirling formations loped in from the sea to hover uncertainly over the village of Bruach so that the houses and crofts vanished and re-emerged in a constantly changing pattern; the land apeared to be adrift in a thick silence through which the distant throbbing of the burn and the nearer rasp of tide on shingle barely penetrated. For every day of mist in March therell be an inch of snow in May, the old crofters predicted. The fourth of Lillian Beckwith's books on her life on Bruach, A Rope - In Case is packed with hilarious stories and delightful characters. Yet it is never sentimental - always observant. book. Bookseller Inventory # 697

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