FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 2 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Lewis in History and Lege... has been added to your Basket
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Moderate damage on cover. Moderate damage on the spine. Moderate damage on pages.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.


Lewis in History and Legend: The West Coast Paperback – 14 May 2015

3.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

See all 7 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
£12.99
£7.61 £5.73
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. E-mail after purchase. Conditions apply. Learn more

Frequently bought together

  • Lewis in History and Legend: The West Coast
  • +
  • Lewis and Harris: History and Pre-History on the Western Edge of Europe
Total price: £18.98
Buy the selected items together

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
    Apple
  • Android
    Android
  • Windows Phone
    Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

kcpAppSendButton


Product details

  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd; 1st Edition edition (17 July 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841583685
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841583686
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 564,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description

Review

'There is no greater authority on the history of Harris and Lewis alive than Bill Lawson' --Rosemary Goring, The Herald

'An insightful exploration' --John McKay

'An insightful exploration' --John McKay

Synopsis

The Isle of Lewis, the largest and the most northerly of the islands of the Outer Hebrides, has had an eventful story from prehistoric times through to the present. Evidence of human occupation stretches back to 3000 BC, explicit in the iconic silhouettes of the Standing Stones at Callanish. After the Vikings left in the ninth century, the clans of West Scotland quickly moved in, and Lewis was the site of many feuds between the Morrisons, the MacAulays and the MacLeods. The island operated largely independently until it was purchased by the MacKenzies in 1600 and was finally drawn into Scotland's mainland politics. It was then purchased by Sir James Matheson in 1844, and finally by Lord Leverhulme, in the 20th century.Throughout the centuries the people of Lewis have taken their living from the land and the surrounding seas, and these elements, together with the climate of the island, have determined their history far more than the vicissitudes of its ownership.

Bill Lawson excels in charting the history of the people themselves, weaving his way through the centuries with stories drawn from documented sources, oral tradition, Gaelic song, and from his own experiences of many years travelling around the island.

See all Product description

4 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

26 July 2010
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
27 November 2018
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
9 February 2017
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
11 January 2011
Format: Paperback
4 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse