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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: 124
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