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Subject: Anybody read the author Lillian Beckwith.
Date Posted: 1/17/2017 11:43 AM ET
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I happened to read The Sea for Breakfast first. I didn't know at the time there was a series of the books. The book I had was a small paperback and it was not clear if the book was a novel or memoir. I have since read A Rope---In Case and I know now the books are fiction but the books are written as memoirs and are very enjoyable to me. I have some others of the books wish listed and hope to read more of them.

Date Posted: 1/25/2017 9:31 PM ET
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I've read several in the series and I really enjoyed them.  I know there is also Beautiful Just and Lightly Poached. Fun!

Date Posted: 1/30/2017 7:32 AM ET
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from wikipedia

Lillian Beckwith (1916 – 3 January 2004), real name Lillian Comber, was an English writer best known for her series of semi-autobiographical books set on the Isle of Skye.

Born Lilian Lloyd in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in 1942 she moved with her husband Edward to Elgol, Isle of Skye, under doctor's orders for a rest. Moving to the nearby and smaller Isle of Soay, she eventually bought and ran her own croft. Her life on the island provided the basis for seven books published between 1959 and 1978, although allegedly, some of her neighbours later felt that the somewhat comical characters on Beckwith’s fictional island of Bruach were too close to real persons, causing Beckwith to become something of a persona non grata in her former home.[citation needed] She moved to the Isle of Man in 1962 and died on 3 January 2004 aged 87.

Date Posted: 2/1/2017 12:00 PM ET
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I have all her books, obviously a big fan!