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The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination

The Summer Isles: A Voyage of the Imagination (Paperback)

By Marsden, Philip

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    4 Aug 20

In an old wooden sloop, Philip Marsden plots a course north from his home in Cornwall. He is sailing for the Summer Isles, a small archipelago near the top of Scotland that holds for him a deep and personal significance. On the way, he must navigate the west coast of Ireland and ...the Inner Hebrides. Through the people he meets and the tales he uncovers, Marsden builds up a haunting picture of these shores - of imaginary islands and the Celtic otherworld, of the ageless draw of the west, of the life of the sea and perennial loss - and the redemptive power of the imagination. The Summer Isles is an unforgettable account of the search for actual places, invented places, and those places in between that shape the lives of individuals and entire nations.
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ISBN 9781783783007
Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
Publisher Granta Books
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781783783007
Stock Release date is 4 August 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Granta Books
Imprint Granta Books
Released 4 Aug 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Marsden, Philip
Category Sailing
Travel Writing
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Dewey Code 914.1048612
Weight 294g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Archipelagoes - Scotland, Summer Isles Scotland - Description and travel
NBS Text Travel Writing
ONIX Text General/trade