Faclan - Hebridean Book Festival / 30 August
Posted: Saturday, 02 September 2006
Have you also seen 'Highland Journey' by the same author - a sketching tour of Scotland, retracing the footsteps of Victorian artist John Reid? Pub. 1992, the chapters are eight 'rambles' including Ramble 6 on Lewis.
Flying Cat from a Bookshelf of Islands
FC, I guess you mean the one by Hedderwick? Worth buying at a discounted 20 dollars, you think? I'll part readily with my money if the book is good, but don't have time for mediocre outpourings. Calum McDonald has one, partly identical title with some Gaelic (1945). How is that one (and is it in English or a Gaelic variant?)?
mjc from NM,USA
I also bought 'Callum's Road' - not got it read yet. it sounds good - story of determination against all odds. the teddy bear - awww - poor Ted. to be thrown out once is bad, twice is misery. both stories are about strong characters I think...
scallowawife from shetland
Mairi Hedderwick does NOT do 'mediocre outpourings'.
Flying Cat from lurking among the gunnies and mairis
Mairi need never tired of Katie Morag as far as I am concerned. The stories are good but the detailed pictures entranced my three year old granddaughter.
hrossey from Mainland Orkney
Flying Cat: good. Off I go back to Amazon.com and I'll order, expedited delivery.
mjc from NM,USA
Oymigod mjc, the responsibility! What if you decide that you have spent your hard-earned $s on 'mediocre outpourings'? I'd never live it down! Although, just at the moment I don't much feel like living it up either. Mrrrrrrrp.
Flying Cat from under doctor's orders
i haven't read any of the books you lot are on about i'm more interestead in the katie morag books considering i am doing a school project on mairi hedderwick and katie morag stories, it isn't as hard as i thought it would be but i can't quite see me managing to pass with the minimum number of pages being 8, yes it doesn't seem very hard but my english teacher is expecting amazingly good work from me and the dead line is this friday coming i think and i'm only half way through, if you have any advice i'd be really grateful to have a comment left back
i hate P.E.!!! from scotland
Got Callum's Road and read it as well as other books on the island.Fantastic story not just about determination but also foresight knowing that although the North End was emptying before the road could be built he could just maybe help bring people back and it worked. If you go back there now people are there again , albeit in much smaller levels but they have not completely deserted the area. The other lovely thing is to remember that he and his brother also built the road/track down to Fladda
Andy Bleaden from Glossop, UK
Read the book and admired Callum for his determination and hard work in getting the road built. Only through walking the whole road can you appreciate the effort that was put into it.
Donald Forrest from Newtonmore