"Off in a Boat"

AUTHOR: Neil Gunn
ISBN:1 899863 25 7
PRICE: £9.99
PAGES: 352; maps & 16pp photographs


Neil Gunn described this book as the "simple record of a holiday in a boat" but it is much more than that. This voyage marks the significant turning point in the career of one of Scotland's most distinguished twentieth-century authors, the point at which he made his decision to become a full-time writer. He resigned his post in the Civil Service, sold his house, bought a boat and set off. The voyage was undertaken in the 1930s, through the islands of the Inner Hebrides, and it is a voyage of discovery - of the elemental power of the sea, of the beauty of the islands and of the traditions and legends of those who live in them, and of the Celtic and Norse civilisations that left their marks.

The writing in this book skilfully blends myth with reality, past with present and powerful observations with gentle humour.

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