Foula: Island West of the Sun
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First published 1983 by Robert Hale, London.
Introduction by Jen Stout first published in this edition.
Foula is the furthest-afield of Shetland's own islands, to the outside world a place of mystery, wildness and, depending on one's point of view, scary isolation.
Sheila Gear paints a picture of the island and it's community in all seasons and weathers, giving us snapshots of its history - its characters and economy, its shipwrecks and the ebb and flow of its fortunes. In doing so she creates a remarkable record of surviving in a place which is out of the ordinary way in every sense.