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Red Rowans and Wild Honey

by Betsy Whyte - £7.99  Birlinn General (Birlinn Ltd) (2004)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781841580708 | ISBN 10: 1841580708

This is a sequel to the popular Yellow on the Broom. It takes Betsy Whyte's (1919-1988) story to the end of World War II, and includes additional material not previously published.
It recounts, in vivid detail, the heady years of adolescence, her courtship, and her mother's struggle as a widow fighting to provide for her four children in the only way a traveller knew -- hawking wares, fruit picking -- any manner of work that would provide the next meal. She shares her joys and sorrows, the bitter and sweet "red rowan and wild honey", in this poignant and often disturbing memoir written by a gifted, natural storyteller.

(Price & availability last checked: August 2018)

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