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The Sea for Breakfast (Lillian Beckwith's Hebridean Tales Book 2) by [Beckwith, Lillian]
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3.9 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
Book 2 of 7 in Lillian Beckwith's Hebridean Tales (7 Book Series)

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The second book in the Hebridean series

About the Author

Lilian 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.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 735 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Publisher: Bello (5 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007RBO4P2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79,849 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I first heard of this book as a teenager. One of my teachers at vboarding school read it to us in the evening. Then, in the mid 80s, I got a copy of the book as an audio book read by Hannah Gordon. And now as an aging adult I have a copy in Kindle format. To say I am delighted is an understatement. This is like being reunited with an old friend. The way it is written has a certain charm that endears you to the auther and the biographical story she is re-telling of her life on a croft in the islands of Scotland. It is funny and informative at the same time and holds your interest all the way through. If you have not come across any of Lillian Beckwith's work before, you will be instantly drawn in by the warmth of her writing. It is a lovely read.
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Great read very humours and an eye opener
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I only reason I finished reading this book is I have a personal rule.. once I start a book I finish it... but had to push myself to keep going as I found it so boring and uninspiring. My sense of humour must have failed me too as this was supposed to be a 'humourous' book and only found myself smiling once, perhaps twice. For me it dragged and I even found my mind kept wandering off onto other things such as jobs to do and shopping lists. There seemed to be no 'life' in the story just words on the page blithely telling a series of events. It improved a little from about the third quarter onwards and it give a, if uninspiring, glimpse into Hebridean village life, otherwise it would have a 2 star rating.

I also found the 'printing errors' very common and very annoying but that seems to be common with all the e-books I've read so far. However 3 in one sentence seems a bit much and drought instead of thought (in the body of the text not in speech) was used so much made me think about just deleting whole thing.

The storyline in itself was good, I just thought it could have been delivered with more life, passion and even interest. If there is a book 2 (or more) I won't be reading them.
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Lilian Beckwith's Hebridean novels are charming, but this autobiographical account of her life on an island is, frankly, boring. But what most irritated me was the very poor editing of the ebook adaptation, with so many typos and errors. I did not find those in the Beckwith novel I bought with it.
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great as usual from lilian beckwith, with all her usual characters and stories, she is definately one of my favourite authors.
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I read Lillian Beckwith's previous stories about the Hebredian Islands nearly 50 years ago. they were a hoot. I chose this for a light read and found it enjoyable but nowhere near as good as previously. Still would recomend it to anyone who wants a fun read.
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Absolutely jam packed with typos and errors - looks like a very bad case of optical character recognition. Becomes extremely irritating. Have no idea how this passed quality control - if indeed there is any.
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