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Highland Journey Mairi Hedderwick

Highland Journey By Mairi Hedderwick

Highland Journey by Mairi Hedderwick


$54,99
Condition - Very Good
6 in stock

Summary

Combines two artists' texts to provide a social commentary comparing two vastly contrasting eras, written by two complete strangers with a common distaste for tourist hordes and the impact of man's encroachment in Scotland's landscape.

Highland Journey Summary

Highland Journey by Mairi Hedderwick

In "Highland Journey", Mairi Hedderwick retraces the steps of an obscure Victorian artist, John T. Reid, who made a sketching tour around Scotland in 1876. Hedderwick, a witty and immensely readable author of children's books, achieves so much more than simply following in Reid's footsteps; wonderfully realised, her quest becomes obsessional at times as she struggles to understand her mentor and guide with whom she shares a passion to conserve Scotland's wild places and record them faithfully with exquisite illustration and insightful comment.

About Mairi Hedderwick

Mairi Hedderwick was born in Gourock, Scotland. At seventeen she took a job as a mother's help on the Isle of Coll in the Hebrides, beginning a life-long love affair with islands and their small communities. Her children were brought up there and now some of her grandchildren. Mairi's island world is delightfully reflected in the imaginary island of Struay where her perennially popular Katie Morag stories are set. As well as creating children's books Mairi writes and illustrates travel books for adults, including Sea Change and Eye on the Hebrides (Birlinn 2009). She also illustrated the acclaimed Janet Reachfar books, which are published by Birlinn. She continues to live on Coll.

Additional information

GOR003654495
9781841587936
1841587931
Highland Journey by Mairi Hedderwick
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Birlinn General
2009-06-08
192
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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