[Read] ➬ Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides Author Adam Nicolson – E17streets4all.co.uk In 1937 Adam Nicolson’s father answered a newspaper ad—“Uninhabited islands for sale Outer Hebrides 600 acres Puffins and seals Apply ”In this radiant and powerful book Adam describes and reli In Adam Nicolson’s An Island PDF Ê father answered a newspaper ad—“Uninhabited islands for sale Outer Hebrides acres Puffins and seals Apply ”In this radiant and powerful book Adam describes and relives his love affair with this enchantingly beautiful property which he inherited when he was twenty one As the islands grew to become the most important thing in his life they began to offer him than escape giving him “sea room”—a sailing term Nicolson uses to mean “the sense of enlargement that island life can give you”The Shiants—the name means holy or enchanted islands—lie east of the Isle of Lewis in a treacherous sea once known as the “stream of blue men” after the legendary water spirits who menaced sailors there Crowned with five Room: An Island PDF/EPUB ¾ hundred foot cliffs of black basalt and surrounded by tidal rips teeming in the summer with thousands of sea birds they are wild dangerous and dramatic—with a long haunting past For millennia the Shiants were a haven for those seeking solitude—an eighth century hermit the twentieth century novelist Compton Mackenzie—but their rich sometimes violent history of human habitation includes much Since the Stone Age families have dwelled on the islands and sailors have perished on their shores The landscape is soaked in centuries old tales of restless ghosts and ancient treasure cradling the heritage of a once productive world of farmers and fishermenIn passionate keenly precise prose Nicolson evokes the paradoxes of island life cut off from the mainland yet intricately bound to it austere yet fertile unforgiving yet bewitchingly beautiful Sea Room does than celebrate and praise this extraordinary place It shares with us the greatest gift an island can bestow a deep revelatory engagement with the natural world.
Adam Nicolson writes a An Island PDF Ê celebrated column for The Sunday Telegraph His books include Sissinghurst God’s Secretaries When God Spoke English Wetland Life in the Somerset Levels Perch Hill Restoration and the acclaimed Gentry He is winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and the British Topography Prize and lives on a farm in Sussex.
- 256 pages
- Sea Room: An Island Life in the Hebrides
- Adam Nicolson
- 12 November 2016 Adam Nicolson