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Beckwith, Lillian

Overview
Works: 89 works in 441 publications in 4 languages and 7,434 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Children's films  Drama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Biography  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PR6003.E283, 823.914
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A shine of rainbows by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas, a shy, frail orphan, comes to a foster home with a loving couple on the island of Corrie, in the Hebrides
The hills is lonely by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

53 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the author worked and shared the joys and sorrows of the crofters in the Hebrides
A proper woman by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Anna, a carefree and gentle child living in a remote community in the Hebrides, a chance meeting with the mysterious and romantic 'Jimmy Pearl' is to take on a dream-like quality as she grows to womanhood and encounters a hard and often cruel adult world. When Anna's parents die and her brother, with his new wife, sells the family croft, Anna is forced into a loveless marriage to the cold and heartless 'Black Fergus.' But life has surprises in store for them, including the reappearance of 'Jimmy Pearl.'
An island apart by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kristy MacLennan leaves her job as the cook at a Scottish guest-house to marry Ruari MacDonald and move to his home on a remote island
Lightly poached by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and German and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'The Lord puts the salmon in the river like he puts the berries on the trees. They're there for all of us, not just for the laird.' The way the Bruachites saw it, poaching wasn't a crime though you did have to keep an eye out for the local police. And it wasn't just fishermen like Erchy and Hector who were experts even a visiting vicar had been tempted by the fat salmon that filled the island's streams and pools. Like Lillian Beckwith's other books about life in the Hebrides, Lightly Poached is packed with the enchanting and hilarious adventures of her island friends. 'A beautiful book this, smelling of earth and sea, carrying the atmosphere of the crofts, and forcing you to laugh aloud' Oxford Mail 'Delightfully tangy and stylish' Sunday Express
The Loud halo by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman moves to an island off Scotland and meets many different people
A rope--in case by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'When I had first come to the Hebrides Morag, my landlady, had advised me always to take a rope in case, ...Over and over I had proved its usefulness. I might need it to catch a calf or a sheep; to carry a bundle of hay to the cow or a can of paraffin from the grocer; to tie a bundle of driftwood I had collected, or a sack of peat; to secure a boat; make a temporary repair to a sagging fence or a halter for a horse ...Excepting when they were going on holiday or to church, the Bruach crofters were rarely without a length of rope, either coiled around an arm or protruding from a pocket.' The fourth of Lillian Beckwith's books on her life on Bruach, A Rope - In Case is packed with hilarious stories and delightful characters. Yet it is never sentimental always observant. 'Hugely enjoyable fourth book of Hebridean humour and characters' Manchester Evening News
The bay of strangers by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight short stories with a rich cast of characters, set in seductive Highland settings. In the title story Catriona McRae embarks on married life and learns a closely guarded secret from her mother-in-law. 'The Banjimolly' features a witch - and two bottles of whisky. 'Because of an Elephant' concerns an eccentric laird's wife. A boy and his adored collie dog, Meg, are the subjects of 'The Last Shot'. Each story is beautifully and affectionately told
The small party by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her children wake in the dead of night to loud bangs and flashing lights, Ruth is quick to dismiss the commotion as a simple thunderstorm. Yet it soon becomes apparent that their island port is under attack, besieged by a gang of violent rebel forces. And they're heading their way ... Forced to flee their home, the family begin a perilous journey of escape. But Ruth could never have imagined the terrible scenes that they are forced to confront, as the anarchists wreak havoc, and every islander is out for themselves in a desperate fight for survival. The small party of refugees face unimaginable dangers, and with only a desperate mother's strength to keep them alive, they will be forced to rely on others for help. But whom can they really trust?
Green hand : a novel by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of a fisherman is a hard one. 'Mondays to Fridays he takes his boat to sea, Saturdays he takes his thirst to a pub, and Sundays he takes his wife to bed. And by God, by the time Monday morning's come around his wife is that sick of him that she's as pleased as the seagulls to get him off to sea again.' David Jones did not take long to see the reason why. A climbing holiday had first brought him to the west coast of Scotland. Chance, or fate, had introduced him to Donald. The dyas, which grew into weeks, that he spent fishing for lobster and herring were unlike any that he had ever known before, and as he progresses from being a 'Green hand' to a practicised fisherman, he finds the change form his strict chapel-going home in Wales to this new world of the 'Hairy wullies, ' the scalders, and the dominating figure of King Herring both stimulating and hilarious."--Page 4 of cover
The sea for breakfast by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 2005 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After three years of rest cure in the Hebrides, Lillian must move house. The upside is that be it driftwood or food, the island is as rich in bounty as it is in beauty. On the downside, it is hard to disagree with the islanders' cheerful opinion that 'schoolteachers is the most ignorantest people out'. From the moment she sets eyes on her new abode, privacy and quiet will be denied her. Her new front door, for instance, comes hotfoot from the local police station. Then the girls from the village come along to inspect the decorating progress - for sure the men will follow and there'll be a ceilidh
Beautiful just! by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'...In Bruach when a single woman or a widow owns a net which is borrowed for the fishing that woman is entitled to a share of the catch and there came a day when, my net having been borrowed and the herring having obligingly swum into it, I found myself the recipient of a whole creelful of fresh fish.' The Hebridean island of Bruach provides the setting for more enchanting tales of life among the crofters. Rich in incident and humour, Beautiful Just! sees Lililan Beckwith at the top of her form. 'This is crofting life at its strenuous best ...masterly story-telling.' Press and Journal 'hilarious' Sunday Times 'absorbing ...its humour is happy, easy and natural.' Daily Mirror
A breath of autumn by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About my father's business by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Second World War, Lillian Beckwith's father ran a small grocer's shop in a Cheshire town. It was typical of so many corner shops - the shops that are now more and more becoming just a memory, overwhelmed by the march of the supermarket. The corner shop where customers were known, often friends, not just faces at a checkout point, where shopping was gossipy, unhurried. A shop full of remembered smells of childhood: soft soap, aniseed balls, bacon and tea. A shop that is brought to life by the acute, affectionate memories of the little girl who grew up in it
The Spuddy : a novel by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely boy, a homeless dog and a kindly sea captain touch each other's lives in this poignant story of courage and devotion
Lillian Beckwith's Hebridean cookbook by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Oh, how I love that gorgeous smell,' announced the Bruach nurse, sniffing her way into my kitchen. 'I wish I had time to indulge myself with food in the way you do . . .'Lillian Beckwith's stories of life as a crofter on the Hebridean island of Bruach have delighted her millions of readers over the years. Here she has collected the many traditional recipes that she learned in her Bruach kitchen.Ranging from the simple, delicious dishes of Hebridean fare to her own versions of universal favourites, -- contains unusual and original recipes for every occasion and budget
Small party : cassette pack by Lillian Beckwith( Recording )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruth and her three small children must flee their home on an island off the coast of England when armed insurrection breaks out. A tale of courage, adventure and the trials of an exciting but frightening journey
A proper woman by Lillian Beckwith( Recording )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Anna, a carefree and gentle child living in a remote community in the Hebrides, a chance meeting with the mysterious and romantic Jimmy Pearl is to take on a dream-like quality as she grows to womanhood and encounters a hard and often cruel adult world. When Anna's parents die, and her brother, with his new wife, sells the family croft, Anna is forced into a loveless marriage to the cold and heartless Black Fergus. But life has surprises in store for them, including the reappearance of Jimmy Pearl - container
About my father's business by Lillian Beckwith( Recording )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lillian takes us back to her childhood, to the years before the Second World War, when her father ran a small grocer's shop in a Cheshire town. It was typical of so many corner shops where customers were known and not just faces at a checkout point; where shopping was gossipy, unhurried. A shop that is brought to life by the acute, affectionate memories of the little girl who grew up in it
A proper place by Lillian Beckwith( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
A breath of autumn
Alternative Names
Beckwith, Lillian

Comber, Lillian 1916-2004

Lillian Beckwith Brits auteur (-2004)

Lillian Beckwith englische Schriftstellerin

Lillian Beckwith English writer

Lloyd, Lillian 1916-2004

Languages
English (298)

German (29)

French (1)

Thai (1)

Covers
The hills is lonelyA proper womanAn island apartLightly poachedThe Loud haloThe bay of strangersThe small partyGreen hand : a novel