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Women of the Highlands

Women of the Highlands

by Katharine Stewart
     
 

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Katherine Stewart examines the ways of life of Highland women through the spoken, sung and written histories they have left behind. From the ancient druids to modern naturalists, farming girls to midwives, Women of the Highlands traces the lives of women through medieval times, during the Clearance years, and in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution.

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Katherine Stewart examines the ways of life of Highland women through the spoken, sung and written histories they have left behind. From the ancient druids to modern naturalists, farming girls to midwives, Women of the Highlands traces the lives of women through medieval times, during the Clearance years, and in the aftermath of the Industrial Revolution. Individual stories intertwine with overall history to create a sense of Highland culture that is as intriguing as it is compelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906817923
Publisher:
Luath Press Limited
Publication date:
02/28/2011
Pages:
161

Meet the Author


Katharine Stewart was born in 1914 and is one of Britain's oldest living writers. During the war, she worked for the Admiralty in London. She then moved to Abriachan, near Inverness, where she ran a croft and wrote documentaries for the BBC. Her previous books include A Croft in the Hills, The Story of Loch Ness and The Crofting Way. She was instrumental in setting up the museum at Abriachan, and in 2005 received the Saltire Society Highland Branch Award for Contribution to the Understanding of Highland Culture, in recognition of her work.

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