Monday, January 12, 2009
Harper Collins Paperback
Last year I enthused about SISSINGHURST - AN UNFINISHED HISTORY by Adam Nicolson (Harper Collins).
Wellington-based historian Gavin McLean subsequently left a comment on the blog which read:
Nicolson's one of the best writers - period. Read his SEA ROOM if you ever see a copy. A magical meditation of history, place and inheritance.
I now want to thank McLean for his comment which caused me t read the book over the holidays, and I loved it and agree entirely with his description.
Nicolson inherited the Shiants, three lonely islands off the coast of Scotland. This is his story of those islands and his relationship with them.
His book (pubished in 2002) is an exquisite, simply beautiful piece of writing, his description of landscape is as good as anything you will ever read. I loved it.