Seasons on Harris

Seasons on Harris : A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides

Seasons on Harris

by Adam Nicolson

 

Seasons on Harris by Adam Nicolson

Seasons on Harris : A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides

For many armchair travelers the Outer Hebrides of Scotland epitomize the beauty and remoteness of island life. And the most dramatic of all the Hebrides is Harris, where the legendary Harris Tweed is woven by local crofters, reflecting the strength, durability, and integrity of life on Harris. Harris has dramatic mountains and huge, pristine sandy beaches bordering the open Atlantic. Yeadon captures in words and through his evocative line drawings the life of the island people, their folkways and humour and the simple life of crofting and fishing which have hardly changed in hundreds of years. Although sometimes threatened by the inroads of commerce and tourism, Harris remains in many ways idyllic, the most resonant and romantic of all the Hebridean islands. Yeadon also makes side trips to Barra, the southernmost of the Hebrides, to the Shiant Islands with author Adam Nicolson and to the fabled St. Kilda, the most remote of all the Scottish islands, 50 miles out in the Atlantic, wreathed in legend and history. There are 35 line drawings by the author.

Seasons on Harris : A Year in Scotland's Outer Hebrides
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 135 x 203 x 25mm | 313g
  • Publication date: 02 Aug 2007
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • Imprint: HarperPerennial
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Reprint
  • ISBN10: 006074183X
  • ISBN13: 9780060741839
  • Bestsellers rank: 432,129
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