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Eday: Orkney's Best Kept Secret

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Eday's rich history and heritage, and that of the Hebden family of Carrick House

By Rosemary Hebden.

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This book is the culmination of many years of memories, documentation and research into Eday's rich history and heritage, and that of the Hebden family of Carrick House.

Placing Eday in the wider context of Orkney's sometimes turbulent past, from pre-history, through the time of the Norse Earls, the Scottish Stewarts and Sinclairs, and the exciting capture of Pirate Gow in the eighteenth century, the book traces the development of life on the island to present day.

This is a remarkable story of a tenacious family, and the life of Eday from crofting and fishing, through the boom years of the kelp industry to its depopulation and gradual re-invention and survival in the twentieth century after the crippling effects of two World Wars.

It is a comprehensive study of one of the most beautiful, varied and lesser documented of the Orkney Islands.

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