‘Ask Not Why’ an historical novel by Lucy Montgomery
It is the first book in the trilogy ‘The Corncrakes of Skye’
Books two and three are yet unpublished
The novel starts in 1914 when Donny Nicolson and Angus MacLeod leave their homes on the Kilbackie Estate, Isle of Skye to join the British army. It is a decision that will change their lives forever with tragic consequences.
They struggle to adapt to the wider world and desperately cling on to their roots in Kilbackie.
The wind and rain mould them and the sea mist that swirls across the Minch runs through their veins. The cries of sea birds and the rhythm of crofting life shape their language.
The lives of Donny, Angus and Katherine are united by Skye but torn apart by fate and faith.
Death, love and jealousy destroy Angus’ dream of returning to Kilbackie but there is a glimmer of hope.
The future of Kilbackie hangs by a thread … Can one child fulfil the dreams of a lost generation?
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