Stargazing by MR Peter Hill
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Stargazing
By MR Peter Hill

Stargazing

Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper

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Format: Paperback / softback

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Stargazing by MR Peter Hill

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In this sublime reminiscence of the pleasure of solitude, the wonders of the sea, and the odd courses life takes, Peter Hill writes, In 1973 I worked as a lighthouse keeper on three islands off the west coast of Scotland. Before taking the job I didn't really think through what a lighthouse keeper actually did. I was attracted by the romantic notion of sitting on a rock, writing haikus and dashing off the occasional watercolour. The light itself didn't seem important: it might have been some weird coastal decoration, like candles on a Christmas tree, intended to bring cheer to those living in the more remote parts of the country. Hill learned quickly, though, of the centuries-old mechanics of the lighthouse, of the life-and-death necessity of its luminescence to seafarers, and of the great and unlikely friendships formed out of routine. With his head filled with Hendrix, Kerouac, and the war in Vietnam, Hill shared cups of tea and close quarters with salty lighthouse keepers of an entirely different generation. The stories they told and idiosyncrasies they exhibited came to define a summer Hill has memorialized with great wit and a disarmingly affectionate style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841956510
ISBN-10: 1841956511
Format: Paperback / softback
(211mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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