Memoirs of a Highland Lady is one of the most famous memoirs ever written. Since its first bowdlerized edition in 1898, it has been consistently in print.
Written between 1845 and 1854 the memoirs were originally intended simply for Elizabeth’s family, but these vivid and inimitable records of life in the early nineteenth century, and above all of the great Rothiemurchus estate, full of sharp observation and wit, form an unforgettable picture of her time.
‘If you have never read it before, do so now . . . compelling . . . delicious insights into a way of life long passed, as well as glimpses of the familiar . . . a warm, human, revealing account of a young woman’s life.’ Scottish Review of Books
Far From a Fling
The shelves of John Murray seemed filled with books by its strong-minded, often indomitable women writers when I went to work there in 1972: Jane Austen, Queen Victoria, travellers like Isabella...Read more