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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Birlinn Ltd; New edition edition (6 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841580554
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841580555
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 1.9 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,137 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a pot pourri of local history, myth and legend of the island of Lewis, with essays on people, places and tradition from prehistoric times to the third millennium. Interspersed with tales of real people and traditions are those from the edge of history such as the Brahan Seer.

About the Author

Donald Macdonald (1891 - 1961) was born in Stornoway, and educated at the Nicolson Institute there. He studied at the universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, graduating in medicine and going on to practice for many years in London. He married in 1923 the niece of Viscount Leverhulme, the then proprietor of Lewis. After retiring to his native island, Donald Macdonald devoted himself to the study of Gaelic language and culture, and particularly to the history and traditions of Lewis. He was active in various charitable causes, promoted artistic and cultural events, published regularly on topics of local interest and paved the way for the establishment of the Lewis and Harris Folk Museum.

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