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Very funny, - had me laughing out loud.
on 8 November 2001
Way back in the 1950s Lillian Beckwith was recommended to take a nice quiet break fcr the good of her health. One of the replies to her advert in a well-known periodical was from the tiny Hebridean island of Bruach. Morag, who was to become the landlady of "Miss Peckwitt" for the next two years, wrote "Surely it is that quiet here even the sheeps themselves on the hills is lonely...". Lillian Beckwith's account of her stay on Bruach has hardly been out of print since it first appeared in 1957. Read it and you will understand why. Re-live her experiences of the market day punch-up, the attempt to tow some cows from an even more remote island in a small rowing boat behind a rickety fishing boat and, above all, the funeral of Ian Mor. I laughed out loud.