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Children of the Black House
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ISBN:
9781912476763
Categories
Biography, Local History
Imprint
Origin
Publication Date
08 August 2019
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
320
Illustrations
b/w throughout

Children of the Black House

by Calum Ferguson - Find out more about the author

Children of the Black House is a fascinating glimpse into life on the Hebridean island of Lewis from the closing years of the nineteenth century up to the 1950s. Calum Ferguson employs an unusual narrative technique, drawing on his mother Mairead's reminiscences, and presenting her experiences and conversation in the first person.

This is a fascinating account of a culture in transition; it records and preserves for twenty-first-century readers traditions and ways of life which have now gone for ever. Also this remarkable memoir is a treasury of personal recollections, traditional tales, and songs. It is illustrated throughout with photographs of Mairead, her family and friends.

Born in Point, Lewis and educated at the Nicolson Institute and Aberdeen University, Calum Ferguson has had a varied career as a teacher and broadcaster. He is the author of a number of books in Gaelic and English. He now lives in Stornoway.