Seasons On Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides by David YeadonSeasons On Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides by David Yeadon

Seasons On Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides

byDavid Yeadon

Paperback | July 3, 2007

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The Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the evocative beauty and remoteness of island life. The most dramatic of all the Hebrides is Harris, a tiny island formed from the oldest rocks on earth, a breathtaking landscape of soaring mountains, wild lunarlike moors, and vast Caribbean-hued beaches. This is where local crofters weave the legendary Harris Tweed—a hardy cloth reflecting the strength, durability, and integrity of the life there.

In Seasons on Harris, David Yeadon, "one of our best travel writers" (The Bloomsbury Review), captures, through elegant words and line drawings, life on Harris—the people, their folkways and humor, and their centuries-old Norse and Celtic traditions of crofting and fishing. Here Gaelic is still spoken in its purest form, music and poetry ceilidh evenings flourish in the local pubs, and Sabbath Sundays are observed with Calvinistic strictness. Yeadon's book makes us care deeply about these proud islanders, their folklore, their history, their challenges, and the imperiled future of their traditional island life and beloved tweed.

The Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the evocative beauty and remoteness of island life. The most dramatic of all the Hebrides is Harris, a tiny island formed from the oldest rocks on earth, a breathtaking landscape of soaring mountains, wild lunarlike moors, and vast Caribbean-hued beaches. This is where local crofters weave the l...
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Title:Seasons On Harris: A Year in Scotland's Outer HebridesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.97 inPublished:July 3, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006074183X

ISBN - 13:9780060741839

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“A compelling book...that comes close to re-creating the place and the man.”