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Sea Room; an Island Life

£19.99

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own your own set of islands? 20 years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson. His father had answered a newspaper advertisement in the 30s. Uninhabited islands for sale', it said. Outer Hebrides. 600 acres. 500 ft basaltic cliffs. Puffins and seals. Cabin. Apply Col. Kenneth Macdonald, Portree, Skye.' These were the Shiants, three of the loneliest of the British Isles, set in a dangerous sea, with no more than a stone-built, rat-ridden bothy as accommodation, five miles or so off the coast of Lewis. They cost 1400 and for that he bought one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Adam Nicolson inherited the islands when he was 21, an astonishing gift, and they became in many ways the core of his life. This is the first time he has told the full story of his own experiences there. This is not the account of a castaway on a deserted rock but its opposite, a celebration of life which an extraordinary island enshrines.
The dustjacket has been clipped. It has been damp so is stained inside. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from some wear at the top of the spine and a mark corresponding with the stain on the dustjacket. There does not appear to be any further damage. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. There is a dedication on the front end paper.
Copyright 2001.

Item details

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Adam Nicolson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.7 x 20.4 x 3 cm
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0002571641
ISBN-13:
9780002571647
Number of pages:
391
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Title:
Sea Room; an Island Life

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own your own set of islands? 20 years ago it happened to Adam Nicolson. His father had answered a newspaper advertisement in the 30s. Uninhabited islands for sale', it said. Outer Hebrides. 600 acres. 500 ft basaltic cliffs. Puffins and seals. Cabin. Apply Col. Kenneth Macdonald, Portree, Skye.' These were the Shiants, three of the loneliest of the British Isles, set in a dangerous sea, with no more than a stone-built, rat-ridden bothy as accommodation, five miles or so off the coast of Lewis. They cost 1400 and for that he bought one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Adam Nicolson inherited the islands when he was 21, an astonishing gift, and they became in many ways the core of his life. This is the first time he has told the full story of his own experiences there. This is not the account of a castaway on a deserted rock but its opposite, a celebration of life which an extraordinary island enshrines.
The dustjacket has been clipped. It has been damp so is stained inside. The hardback cover is in good condition apart from some wear at the top of the spine and a mark corresponding with the stain on the dustjacket. There does not appear to be any further damage. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and unmarked. There is a dedication on the front end paper.
Copyright 2001.

Added value:
dustjacket
Author(s):
Adam Nicolson
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
13.7 x 20.4 x 3 cm
Edition:
2001
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0002571641
ISBN-13:
9780002571647
Number of pages:
391
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Title:
Sea Room; an Island Life

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