From the Alleghenies to the Hebrides: An Autobiography (BOK)

Margaret Fay Shaw

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Margaret Fay Shaw's life spans a century of change. Leaving home and school in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia aged 16, she crossed to Scotland to spend a year at school near Glasgow. It was there that her love for Scotland was born. After studying music in New York and Paris, she returned to live for six years with two sisters in South Uist. Life on the island had changed little from previous centuries, and material comforts were few. But the island was rich in music and tradition, and Margaret Fay Shaw's collection of Gaelic lore and song are amongst the most important made this century, whilst her photography evocatively captures the aura of a vanished world. Her autobiography is the remarkable testament of a remarkable woman as well as a powerful plea in defence of a Gaelic culture and world under threat. It is written with a sharpness of observation, directness of humour and zest for life which make it a marvellous record of the twentieth century.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2008 Forfatter Margaret Fay Shaw
Forlag
Birlinn
ISBN 9781841587707
Antall sider 160 Dimensjoner 12,9cm x 19,8cm x 1,5cm
Vekt 204 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Autobiography: general, Local history