In the tradition of Simon Schama- an award winning travel writer reconstructs life on a an atlantic rock just off the Irish coast that for 600 years housed a medieval monastery.
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Geoffrey Moorhouse is 'one of the best writers of our time' (Byron Rogers, The Times), 'a brilliant historian' (Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph) and 'a writer whose gifts are beyond category' (Jan Morris, Independent on Sunday). He is the author of eighteen books, which have won prizes and been translated into several languages. In 1982 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His To the Frontier won the Thomas Cook Award for the best travel book of its year in 1984. He has recently concentrated on Tudor history, notably with THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE and, in 2005, GREAT HARRY'S NAVY. He lives in a hill village in North Yorkshire.Review:
"Geoffrey Moorhouse has taken his fascination with the Skellig Islands and created from it a unique work. . . . Its distinctive combination of documentary fiction and engrossing scholarship will compel many readers."-Thomas Keneally, author of Schindler's List and The Great Shame
"Highly original, gracefully written, and carefully researched . . . Moorhouse can go deep, and his scholarship is impressive."-The Boston Globe
"Moorhouse writes with eloquence and a quiet humor calculated to charm even the blackest of heathens."-The Atlantic Monthly
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Book Description U.S.A.: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 7704 Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 1951F
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