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on 11 December 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir recounting the time that Eric Macleod moved with his wife and two young daughters to a remote croft in north – west Sutherland. It documents the struggles they had to renovate the almost derelict house and to make a living being so isolated. The house was not accessible by road and had to be accessed mainly by boat. It’s a testament to their ingenuity and determination to make a go of it. From accounting to fish farming Eric is prepared to turn his hand to a variety of jobs. Fish farming certainly seemed the most difficult as they had to battle with the elements at times. Written with great candour, it’s an intriguing look at a very different lifestyle
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on 28 March 2017
One of the best books I have read in many a long month!
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on 21 June 2017
He tells it as it is - and was. The place comes alive. And what a life ! Challenge met with courage and determination.
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on 3 September 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Flows as just the right pace. Very interesting read and rather nostalgic.
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on 16 June 2017
Couldn't get into this, it lacked something and was boring.
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on 19 August 2017
Excellent interesting story. Something many would aspire to but few have the confidence or far sightedness to achieve
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on 15 July 2017
Very enjoyable book. Sorry when it ended. I am surprised they were able to survive there for so many years
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on 30 August 2017
great story worth the money
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on 12 June 2017
Interesting insight into life in a difficult environment. Some amusing tales too. I would recommend to those wishing to know more about starting life in an isolated environment.
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on 10 October 2017
Good book
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