Published in 1944, by Lindsay Drummond Ltd, by which time Perry had moved to Holy Island.
The book documents Perry’s time at Old Kyle Farm, living with his wife in “The Old Dancehouse” which is now the Cottage.
Stories of the challenges of farm life and wider island life are interdispersed with details about the natural setting. Although wrapped up in all of its physicality, Perry is critical of the sustainability of sheep farming in the Western Isles.
The book also includes many of the author’s own photos of the area, including the Cottage, the Farm, LochnaBeiste