Tuesday, 13 March 2012
An Island Writer
Lillian Beckwith (1916 - 2004) was attracted to islands in both real life and fiction. She was born Lillian Comber, in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, where her father ran a grocery business. She chose to live at Elgol, Skye, and on nearby Soay. Her range of books is extensive, although her inventiveness and characterisation caused misgivings in the community and was a factor in her to moving away ... to the larger and distant Isle of Man.
Scottish Islands Explorer - tries to separate fact from fiction