Island Years, Island Farm

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Unhappily land-locked in his early adult life, the authors' fortunes changed when he began visiting Scotland's west coast in the 1930s. He made temporary homes with his family on some of the remotest Hebridean islands so he could study the habits of grey seals and seabirds. This book tells about his life on island.
Unhappily land-locked in his early adult life, Frank Fraser Darling's fortunes changed when he began visiting Scotland's west coast in the 1930s. Surviving treacherous boat journeys, a broken leg, and hell-bent storms, he made temporary homes with his family on some of the remotest Hebridean islands so he could study the habits of grey seals and seabirds. The family finally settled on an abandoned croft in the Summer Isles, on Tanera Mor, and started farming the barren land. They repaired a ruined herring fishery and its stone quay. They fertilized the ground with seaweed, cut peat for the fires, and planted a garden behind sheltered walls. Slowly, they brought life back to the island. Island Years first published 1940 by G. Bell and Sons, Island Farm first published in 1943 by G. Bell and Sons.
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Weight 0.440000
Author Darling, Frank Fraser
Availability IP
Department Natural History
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781908213013
Pages 312
Published 20/05/2011
Publisher Little Toller Books
Section Natural History
Series Nature Classics Library
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