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Foula Island West of the Sun by Sheila Gear

Foula by Sheila Gear
Foula Island West of the Sun by Sheila Gear


Far out to the west of Shetland lies the island of Foula – a gigantic rock rising out of the Atlantic seas, supporting a population of less than 30, who make a precarious living out of crofting and fishing

Due to the island’s isolated position visitors are rare. There are few accounts of what life is life on this island

This story needs to be told by an islander to discover what life is really like for the inhabitants of Foula

In this book, Sheila Gear, an islander herself, portrays Foula life, season by season, describing the enchanting beauty of the island in Summer and the contrasting harshness of life in the Winer

This is far more than just another island story. Through it shines the fortitude and incredible self-reliance of this hardy race of people



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