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Rousay Remembered

9781999862916

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Enter the childhood world of Phebe Marwick, who grew up in the Wasbister district of Rousay in the inter-war years. 

Take a step back into the past with her, as she relates many inspirational stories from a long bygone era. Much more than an event-filled childhood memoir, this engaging title offers uncommon insight into the vibrant social history of one of Orkney’s northern isles.

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Imagine a time and place when toy dolls were hand-carved out of wood, when bairns walked barefoot to school, and sums were done on slate-boards. A time when an apple or orange was a very rare treat and snacking between meals involved chewing raw turnip.

Imagine a time when your home was self-sufficient in wool, flour, chicken, pork, cheese and so much more, and other items were bartered for. A time when the grocer-van and ambulance were drawn by horse; and long summer mornings were spent herding cattle (fields having no fences).

Enter the childhood world of Phebe Marwick, who grew up in the Wasbister district of Rousay in the inter-war years. 

Take a step back into the past with her, as she relates many inspirational stories from a long bygone era. Much more than an event-filled childhood memoir, this engaging title offers uncommon insight into the vibrant social history of one of Orkney’s northern isles.

Lavishly adorned with illustrations, maps, scenic colour photos and b&w portraits, Rousay Remembered is a book to be enjoyed and treasured. Phebe’s stories were collected, arranged and edited by her son, Tom, who lives and works in Edinburgh.

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