This book tells a story in words and photographs of a secret ritual going back six centuries. Once a year, ten chosen men from the Isle of Lewis spend a fortnight on a rock in the Atlantic. They kill 2000 gannets, pluck and salt them, then stack them in "altars" to await the boat back to Lewis. Here they are met by a throng of islanders eager to receive their annual bird. Although the NCC has set the figure of 2000 birds, this is not a cull. John Beatty is one of the first outsiders in living memory to be allowed on to the island.
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Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110718136349
Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0718136349