By David Yeadon
The Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the evocative attractiveness and remoteness of island existence. the main dramatic of the entire Hebrides is Harris, a tiny island shaped from the oldest rocks on the earth, a wide ranging panorama of hovering mountains, wild lunarlike moors, and big Caribbean-hued seashores. this can be the place neighborhood crofters weave the mythical Harris Tweed—a hardy fabric reflecting the energy, toughness, and integrity of the existence there.
In Seasons on Harris, David Yeadon, "one of our greatest shuttle writers" (The Bloomsbury Review), captures, via stylish phrases and line drawings, existence on Harris—the humans, their folkways and humor, and their centuries-old Norse and Celtic traditions of crofting and fishing. right here Gaelic continues to be spoken in its purest shape, song and poetry ceilidh evenings flourish within the neighborhood pubs, and Sabbath Sundays are saw with Calvinistic strictness. Yeadon's e-book makes us care deeply approximately those proud islanders, their folklore, their historical past, their demanding situations, and the imperiled way forward for their conventional island existence and liked tweed.
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