Hard Times…… a great read ( and re-read)


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The sharp eyed will spot I wasn’t sipping coffee, but Whisky seems more appropriate for this great collection of writings.

 “If the Corncrake Calls”

It is an evocative title to a historical collection of writings about life in the Wigtownshire  and its surrounds in the South West of Scotland.  It tells of a way of life, the hard life of the farm workers thru the 1920’s and 30’s and their close link to seasons and nature.

It is a collection of first-hand writings by Ian Niall (who also has work published under his own name John McNeillie ).

What also makes this book rather special that this collection is compiled by his daughter Sheila Pehrson.

It is a book that can keep you involved so that you read it in one sitting.  But also a book that you can go back to and dip into at any time when one wants a meaningful distraction….  and that is exactly what I did this weekend.

Enjoy and escape into a very real world…..  now long gone.

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

6th April

(C) David Oakes 2020