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Dolina – An Island Girl’s Journey
Dolina Maclennan, well known singer, actress, and storyteller of national and indeed international renown will launch her book ‘Dolina: An Island Girl’s Journey’ at Faclan, the Hebridean Book Festival on Saturday 1st November, 10am.
In this sensitive and very personal account, Dolina looks back on some of the forces which moulded her, from her childhood in a traditional Gaelic-speaking community in rural Lewis to her friendship with many of the great figures of the Scottish literary and artistic scene over the past half century. Dolina has all the qualities of the traditional Gaelic story-teller, steeped in island heritage and culture.
‘Dolina’s writing has all the art of good conversation, as vibrant and lively as spending time with the good lady herself. Her respect and consideration for others is a constant throughout her words. In that way it recalls a past age, reminding me, too, of the work of that other Hebridean raconteur from the other side of the Clisham, Finlay J Macdonald from Harris.‘ Donald S. Murray
The Islands Book Trust will host a further launch event as part of the Carrying Stream Festival at The Scottish Storytelling Centre on Thursday 6th November, 6pm.