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Book Title: The Sea for Breakfast|
The author of the book: Lillian Beckwith
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 26.14 MB
Edition: Akadine Press
Date of issue: September 1st 2002
ISBN 13: 9781888173499
Read full description of the books The Sea for Breakfast:Lillian Beckwith was born in England and travelled to the Hebrides shortly before the Second World War. This book, much like her previous one (The Hills is Lonely) is a semi-autobiographical work of fiction, set in the tiny fictional village of Bruach in the Hebrides Islands. Written in the first person, it's full of "personal" anecdotes and accounts of what life was like for crofters whose lifestyle hadn't changed much since the time of their parents and grandparents. The book is full of charming characters and interesting observations about a way of life that despite being arduous was filled with fun, gaity and the beauty of the sea. This was a fun book to read because of its strong Gaelic flavor and the chance it gave me to take a trip to a distant place and a different time!
Read information about the authorLilian Comber wrote fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children under the pseudonym Lillian Beckwith. She is best known for her series of comic novels based on her time living on a croft in the Scottish Hebrides.
Beckwith was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in 1916, where her father ran a grocery shop. The shop provided the background for her memoir About My Father's Business, a child’s eye view of a 1920s family. She moved to the Isle of Skye with her husband in 1942, and began writing fiction after moving to the Isle of Man with her family twenty years later. She also completed a cookery book, Secrets from a Crofter’s Kitchen (Arrow, 1976).
Since her death, Beckwith’s novel A Shine of Rainbows has been made into a film starring Aidan Quinn and Connie Nielsen, which in 2009 won ‘Best Feature’ awards at the Heartland and Chicago Children’s Film Festivals.
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