A Family in Skye: 1908-1916
by Isobel Macdonald
‘Without this remarkable book, the lives of such families would be lost forever, be nothing more than names on gravestones and memorials’ – Michael Morpurgo
Unique and captivating, A Family in Skye is a beguiling account of an extraordinary island childhood and a classic of 20th century Hebridean social history. It is an intimate, joyous and ultimately elegiac portrayal of a family growing up on Skye, underpinned by the approach of the First World War and ensuing tragedy. Isobel Macdonald interweaves her own memories with her mother’s lively letters from Portree to craft a timely and lyrical retelling of life as lived by one Skye family in the years before the outbreak of war. After many years out of print, this handsome new edition includes previously unseen contemporary photographs.
Paperback: 276 pages
Publisher: Acair Limited, 2018
Product Dimensions: 14.9 x 1.6 x 21 cm