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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read, 21 Nov 2013
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Set in a rugged reality that brings truth to the minds of those who imagine Island lufe as idyllic. The struggle of a young teacher to better settle his mixed sexual identity is beset with an emerging (initially) chaste love for a young student. Sensitively paved , this novel opens up to the reader, insights that only grow in significance as time goes by.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An 'oldy' but a goody, 14 Aug 2011
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First published twenty years ago this is a very good book. My Gaelic is non existant and my knowledge of boats no better but, despite having to plough through many chapters steeped in both I found this book enthralling.

The love shared by Donnie (a fifteen year old crofters son) and Alan (in his early twenties and a 'teacher') takes years to reach adult fruition and along the way the murderous Murdo, the self-obsessed Eleanor and zealots interpretation of the Lord's Good Book mean that impossible blocks are placed in the way of the love that dare not speak its name.

Thorough and engaging descriptions of the crofts, the wildlife, weather and sea all add to the moody quality of this book. The author is to be congratulated for her work. Not a 'fun' read but a good one!
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