Search - List of Books by Lillian Beckwith

Lillian Comber, author (1916 - January 3, 2004) was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, England, and wrote under the name Lillian Beckwith. Her most notable works are a series of semi-autobiographical books that chronicle her years living in Elgol, Isle of Skye, and later on the nearby and smaller Isle of Soay. Originally arriving in 1942 under doctor's orders for a rest, Beckwith stayed several years, eventually buying and running her own croft. In order, those books are:

  • 1959 - The Hills is Lonely ... Chapter 1, Review
  • 1961 - The Sea for Breakfast ... Chapter 1
  • 1964 - The Loud Halo Chapter 1
  • 1968 - A Rope - In Case ... Chapter 1
  • 1973 - Lightly Poached ... Chapter 1
  • 1976 - Beautiful Just! ... Chapter 1
  • 1978 - Bruach Blend ... Chapter 1, Review
All are also available as audiobooks narrated by Hannah Gordon. Ealaghol Isle of Skye - Lillian Beckwith's Books

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 somewhat of a persona non grata in her former home.

She has also written a book About my Father's Business (1971) about her childhood in her father's grocery shop.

She moved to the Isle of Man in 1962 and died on 3 January 2004 aged 87. ISLAND AUTHOR DIES - Isle of Man Today

Lillian Beckwith has also written fiction :

  • 1967 - Green Hand
  • 1974 - The Spuddy (Illustrated by Victor Ambrus)
  • 1984 - A Shine of Rainbows ... Chapter 1 (adapted into a film- A Shine of Rainbows).
  • 1986 - A Proper Woman
  • 1989 - The Small Party
  • 1992 - An Island Apart ... Chapter 1, (audiobook narrated by Vivien Heilbron BBC Audiobooks America)
  • 2002 - A Breath of Autumn ... Chapter 1
A collection of short stories :

  • 1988 Bay of Strangers ... Title story
And a cookery book :

  • 1976 Hebridean Cook Book
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Total Books: 122
Bruach Blend
2012 - Bruach Blend [Lillian Beckwith's Hebridean Tales] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781447216544
ISBN-10: 1447216547
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Green Hand
2012 - Green Hand (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781447217015
ISBN-10: 1447217012
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A Proper Woman
2010 - A Proper Woman (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781842627549
ISBN-10: 1842627546
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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A Shine of Rainbows
2005 - A Shine of Rainbows [Dales Romance] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842623688
ISBN-10: 1842623680
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Bay of Strangers
2004 - The Bay of Strangers [Dales] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781842623237
ISBN-10: 1842623230
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Der Lachs im Pullover Roman
2003 - Der Lachs Im Pullover Roman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423205542
ISBN-10: 3423205547
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Breath of Autumn
2002 - Breath of Autumn (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780755103843
ISBN-10: 075510384X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Spuddy
2002 - The Spuddy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755102761
ISBN-10: 0755102762
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Small  Party
2002 - The Small Party (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780755102815
ISBN-10: 0755102819
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Loud Halo
2002 - The Loud Halo [Common Reader Editions] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781888173529
ISBN-10: 1888173521
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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A Breath of Autumn
2002 - A Breath of Autumn (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780755113507
ISBN-10: 0755113500
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Hills is Lonely
2002 - The Hills Is Lonely [Common Reader Editions] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781888173420
ISBN-10: 1888173424
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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A Rope - In Case
2001 - A Rope - in Case (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780755102723
ISBN-10: 075510272X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Lightly Poached
2001 - Lightly Poached (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780755102754
ISBN-10: 0755102754
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Beautiful Just
2001 - Beautiful Just (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780755102778
ISBN-10: 0755102770
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Catálogo de libros en español
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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Der Lachs im Pullover
2000 - Der Lachs Im Pullover (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423085366
ISBN-10: 3423085363
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Auf den Inseln auch anders Grodruck
1999 - Auf Den Inseln Auch Anders Grodruck (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423251594
ISBN-10: 342325159X
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A Rope--In Case
1999 - A Rope--in Case (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781888173703
ISBN-10: 188817370X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.8/5 Stars.
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Die See zum Frhstck Roman
1998 - Die See Zum Frhstck Roman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423084604
ISBN-10: 342308460X
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Ein frischer Wind vom Meer Grodruck
1998 - Ein Frischer Wind Vom Meer Grodruck (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783423251402
ISBN-10: 3423251409
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Bay of Strangers
1990 - Bay of Strangers [Large Print] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780708922323
ISBN-10: 0708922325
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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