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Island on the Edge

A Life on Soay

By: Anne Cholawo

Price: CAD $18.99

Publisher: BIRLINN LIMITED

Imprint: Birlinn

272 Pages

7.76 X 5.04 X 0.94 ins

ISBN:  9781780274706 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 08/26/2019

Anne Cholawo was a typical 80s career girl working in a busy London advertising agency, when in 1989, holidaying in Skye, she noticed an advert for a property on the Isle of Soay - 'Access by courtesy of fishing boat'. She had never heard of Soay before, let alone visited it, but something inexplicable drew her there. Within ten minutes of stepping off the said fishing boat, she had fallen under the spell of the island, and after a few months she moved there to live. She is still there.

Anne Cholawo was born and brought up in Luton. She studied Art and Design at college and later became a graphic artist and studio manager at a number of advertising agencies in London, including Saatchi and Saatchi. She moved to Soay to live in 1990. While on the island she met the man who is now her husband, Robert Cholawo.



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