An Island Odyssey: Among the Scottish Isles in the Wake of Martin Martin

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Canongate U.S., 2000 - Islands - 164 pages
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Hamish Haswell-Smith follows on from his bestselling The Scottish Islands with this new work An Island Odyssey, and an odyssey it is - a year-long voyage through the Scottish islands presenting an island a week (if it's Monday it must be Oronsay) - 52 in all. Each is coupled with artist Haswell-Smith's full-page, watercolour illustration of the island as well as its history, legends, local characters, and landscape and is interspersed with personal and sailing anecdotes, as well as a small key map and occasional margin pencil-line sketches. This title is a must for all island lovers.
 

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Contents

Ailsa Craig
xi
Sanda
3
Texa
7
Cara
11
Gigha
12
Oronsay Colonsay
17
Eileach an Naoimh
21
Scarba
23
Boreray St Kilda
87
Scarp
91
Taransay
94
Berneray North
97
The Shiants
101
Isay
103
Soay
107
The Crowlins
109

Eilean Righ
25
Luing
29
Kerrera
31
Lismore
35
Ulva
37
Staffa
41
Lunga Treshnish
43
Gunna
46
Coll
49
Muck
53
Egg
55
Rum
58
Canna
61
Berneray South
64
Mingulay
67
Barra
71
Hellisay
76
Eriskay
77
Monachs
82
Hirta St Kilda
83
Raasay
112
Rona South
115
Tanera Beg
119
Handa
121
Rona North
125
Foula
127
Vaila
131
Papa Stour
133
Unst
136
Fetlar
139
Mousa
143
Fair Isle
145
Sanday
149
Eday
151
Hoy
154
Isle of May
157
Bass Rock
160
Appendix of relevant maps and charts
163
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References to this book

Mesolithic Europe
Geoff Bailey
Limited preview - 2008

About the author (2000)

Hamish Haswell-Smith, now retired from his own architectural practice, is a qualified yachtmaster who has sailed extensively among the Scottish Islands. His sketches and paintings, some of which illustrate the book, have been exhibited in many top British and European galleries.

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