A Life of Soolivan
Based on the Recollections of John MacLeod, Gael, Traveller, Rebel, Convict and Raconteur
By (author) Calum Ferguson
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Life of Soolivan by Calum Ferguson
Book DescriptionEnding up in the notorious Tuxpan Jail in Mexico, he was released only after the involvement of the British consul, and he returned to the family croft in Lewis, where he lived until his death, twenty years later, in 1956. During these years he frequently entertained visitors to the croft with stories of his adventures - his was a forthright, vernacular style of story-telling, humorous and robust, never sentimental or self-pitying.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841583280
(260mm x 189mm x mm)
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 5-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Calum Ferguson
Lewis in the Passing, Paperback (July 2007)
Positioned at the uppermost tip of Britain and facing the battling winds of the Atlantic, the isle of Lewis has always had a strong identity of its own. This work contains twenty-one autobiographical sketches of Lewis natives, all born before the Second World War.
Children of the Black House, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by Calum Ferguson
Offers a glimpse into life on the Hebridean island of Lewis from the closing years of the nineteenth century up to the 1950s. This book provides an account of a culture in transition. It also features personal recollections, traditional tales, and songs. It is illustrated throughout with photographs of author's mother, Mairead.
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Author Biography - Calum Ferguson
Born in Point, Lewis and educated at Aberdeen University, Calum Ferguson has had a varied career as a teacher and broadcaster, including a period at Strathclyde and Glasgow Universities. He now lives in Stornoway. He is the author of a number of books in Gaelic and English including Hiort -- A Gaelic History of St Kilda. His last book, Children of the Black-house, was a best-seller over Christmas 2003.
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