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Bruach Blend

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Meet some familiar - and some less familiar - inhabitants of Bruach. Back with more comical escapades are Erchy and Morag, the philandering Hector and Hamish, with his unusual talent for nursing lambs. We meet also Bonny the cow, Crumley the bull, and Harry the hedgehog that make up 'Miss Peckwitt's colourful and uncontrollable collection of animals and other livestock'.
Paperback, 144 pages
Published February 2nd 2012 by Policy Press (first published 1978)
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"'What but whiskey will take the ache out of lovin', the fire out of a fever an' the meanness out of a miser?' challenges Tearlaich when 'Miss Peckwitt' teases him about his reverence for the 'water of life.' Of course she cannot tell him.

"Here in this seventh book about the Hebridean village of Bruach and its inhabitants Lillian Beckwith again assembles a galaxy of characters. Some, like Erchy and Morag, the benignly philandering Hector and the artlessly indelicate Tearlaich, are already well k
Only in the Hebrides could a crofter like Beckwith order a mirror and end up adopting a dog. With a soft spot for animals (that can stray over into sentimentality) that is not appreciated by her neighbors, Beckwith is always trying to save or adopt some stray, but the unwanted collie Rowan is special to her. Her more religious neighbors disapprove of her mirror, bought to bring a bit more light into the dark kitchen, but not as much as one of them hates her battery-operated electric fence--since ...more
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all of Lillian Beckwith's books. She writes so vividly, it's almost as if you're sitting at that kitchen table having a cup of tea.
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Something old and very good for cold winter evenings, like a mug of rose-hip tea.

For me Lillian Beckwith books stand side by side with books of James Herriot. They make you smile and laugh and shake your head in disbelief.

When one's stressful life feels worse than most thrillers, looking back to something so simple and stable, is truly soothing.
Wilde Sky
A woman recounts her time on a small croft.

This book was quite interesting, but the writing felt dated and the pace was slow.
Shonna Froebel
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Lilian Comber wrote fiction and non-fiction for both adults and children under the pseudonym Lillian Beckwith. She is best known for her series of comic novels based on her time living on a croft in the Scottish Hebrides.

Beckwith was born in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, in 1916, where her father ran a grocery shop. The shop provided the background for her memoir About My Father's Business, a child’s
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