The Corncrake and the Lysander (Book published May 1, 1988)


Book Details

Author  Finlay J. Macdonald
Publisher  Time Warner Books UK
Publication Date   May 1, 1988
ISBN  0708827764
Pages  192


The unhurried pattern of life in the 30's on a remote island in the Outer Hebrides, with rich and warm characterisation of people long gone. It mixes joys, sadness, and nostalgia. Mr. Macdonald must have been a remarkable man to move from such a basic lifestyle of almost peasantry on Harris, to a successful career in journalism. Although English was a second language he uses it with simple mastery.