Meeting a vast cast of characters, Thomson ranges from personal anecdotes of impromptu ceilidh's, to more political and scientific issues, looking at agricultural politics and ecological debates. North Scotland's brutal Viking origins and the mysterious Pagan practices of its past are explored, yet "The Endless Tide's" reach extends far beyond this country, touching on world events since pre-Biblical times. It is varied and compelling, with language bordering on the poetic, space and freedom pour from the pages. Mixing his own personal story with Scotland's historical past, this book is a melting-pot of ideas, snapshots and autobiographical accounts, which conjure up the vital past and continuing force of the elusive Highland spirit. A sweeping work, which works on a micro- and macro- level, examining the continual cycle of humanity, and Scotland's place in the process.
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Iain R. Thomson
Iain Thomson currently lives near Beauly, Inverness-shire. He is well known all over the Highlands and the Borders and was the focus of a UK-wide TV documentary. From farm servant to the Royal Horse guards; from cattleman for a Russian cattle baron to an estate owner and friend of the Lovats; from building fences on Mingulay to cattle farming, his life story is rich in extraordinary incident.