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The Hills Is Lonely Paperback – 1 August 2002
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- Publisher : Akadine Pr (1 August 2002)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 1888173424
- ISBN-13 : 978-1888173420
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.54 x 19.69 cm
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The author was a middle-aged woman who, for some unknown reason (unknown to me), needed a "rest" cure and on a whim she ended up on a somewhat remote island in the Hebredies. This book, and many if not most of the others she apparently wrote, are based on her experiences there.
I suspect that this world no longer exists. There are perhaps (according to the language app Mango) ~100K speakers of Scottish Gaelic now and when this book was written/published in the 50s I assume there were a great many more. Maybe not. But I seriously think that this world is no longer around. Whether that is good or bad is not for me to say but I do immensely enjoy reading of her experiences. As another reviewer elsewhere said, "These are the precursor to the the 'A Year in Provence' " type books. But, really, this type of writing has been around for ages - it just doesn't always catch people's fancy.
Her depictions of the people she gets to know are interesting and often funny (I have laughed aloud on the subway many times in the past few days) without being judgmental and she doesn't give the impression of thinking herself"better" than them. I have found that travel writers sometimes end up making fun of the people they are with - laughing at, not with and I don't find that type of story enjoyable.
I'm looking forward to reading other that she has written...if I can find them in the US.