Beautiful Just!

Lillian Beckwith

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05 April 2012
136 pages

‘. . . in Bruach when a single woman or a widow owns a net which is borrowed for the fishing that woman is entitled to a share of the catch and there came a day when, my net having been borrowed and the herring having obligingly swum into it, I found myself the recipient of a whole creelful of fresh fish.’

The Hebridean island of Bruach provides the setting for more enchanting tales of life among the crofters. Rich in incident and humour, Beautiful Just! sees Lililan Beckwith at the top of her form.

‘This is crofting life at its strenuous best . . . masterly story-telling.’ Press and Journal

‘hilarious’ Sunday Times

‘absorbing . . . its humour is happy, easy and natural.’ Daily Mirror