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Sea Room In 1937, Adam Nicolson s father answered a newspaper ad Uninhabited islands for sale Outer Hebrides, 600 acres Puffins and seals Apply In this radiant and powerful book, Adam describes, and relives, his love affair with this enchantingly beautiful property, which he inherited when he was twenty one As the islands grew to become the most important thing in his life, they began to offer him than escape, giving him sea room a sailing term Nicolson uses to mean the sense of enlargement that island life can give you The Shiants the name means holy or enchanted islands lie east of the Isle of Lewis in a treacherous sea once known as the stream of blue men, after the legendary water spirits who menaced sailors there Crowned with five hundred foot cliffs of black basalt and surrounded by tidal rips, teeming in the summer with thousands of sea birds, they are wild, dangerous, and dramatic with a long, haunting past For millennia the Shiants were a haven for those seeking solitude an eighth century hermit, the twentieth century novelist Compton Mackenzie but their rich, sometimes violent history of human habitation includes much Since the Stone Age, families have dwelled on the islands and sailors have perished on their shores The landscape is soaked in centuries old tales of restless ghosts and ancient treasure, cradling the heritage of a once productive world of farmers and fishermen.In passionate, keenly precise prose, Nicolson evokes the paradoxes of island life cut off from the mainland yet intricately bound to it, austere yet fertile, unforgiving yet bewitchingly beautiful Sea Room does than celebrate and praise this extraordinary place It shares with us the greatest gift an island can bestow a deep, revelatory engagement with the natural world. Download Sea Room Author Adam Nicolson – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. This was a surprising pleasure to read by the author of Why Homer Matters I readily enjoyed its core as a sustained poetic reverie during his extended stays on a trio of remote islands in the Hebrides off northwest Scotland, the Shiants These he received as an early inheritance from his father at age 18 Though only 500 acres of cliffs, meadows, and hardy vegetation devoid of trees, the islands are also a major nesting site of many seabirds, including puffins, skuas, gannets, kittiwakes, and This was a surprising pleas...

  2. A disclaimer I bought this book in a tiny bookstore post office while on a trip to the Isle of Skye off the Northwest coast of Scotland, and read the first few chapters while sitting on a log at the edge of the tiny harbor in Port Righ just before sunset So I might be a little biased as to its quality or significance.If you ve never had a chance to travel to the outer islands off the coast of Scotland, then you should most definitely read this book It does for t...

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  4. Ah, what a fine book this is Reading it is like spending time with a new friend Nicholson has a sharp and curious mind and a generous spirit You may not think you can be much interested in a group of three little islands in the Outer Hebrides the Shiants their climate, wildlife, prehistory, geology, archeology, socio economics, agriculture, shepherding, folk literature, the sea currents around them, and the host of other topics covered in this book, but Nicholson draws you in Soon you ar Ah, what a fine book this is Reading it is like spending time with a new friend Nicholson has a sharp and curious mind and a generous spirit You may not think you can be much interested in a group of three little islands in the Outer Hebrides the Shiants their climate, wildlife, prehistory, geology, archeology, socio economics, agriculture, shepherding, folk literature, the sea currents around them, and the host of other topics covered in this book, but Nicholson draws you in Soon you are immersed in whatever there is to be known about what amounts to less than a square mile of rock, cliffs, beach, and meadow.The book is organized around the turn of the year, beginning with Ni...

  5. Loved this Adam Nicolson inherited the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides from his father Nigel Nicolson at the age of 21, bought at the behest of Nigel s mother Vita Sackville West The islands had long been uninhabited, although there is a usable house there, and life there is pretty primitive rats, no toilets This is not quite what you imagine the holiday home of a Bloomsberry to be, in other words Adam Nicolson is sensitive to all the possible accusations of being a posh English landowner w Loved this Adam Nicolson inherited the Shiant Islands in the Hebrides from his father Nigel Nicolson at the age of 21, bought at the behest of Nigel s mother Vita Sackville West The islands had long been uninhabited, although there is a usable house there, and life there is pretty primitive rats, no toilets This is not quite what you imagine the holiday home of a Bloomsberry to be, in other words Adam Nicolson is sensitive to all ...

  6. Amanda Brookfield s Reviews Sea Room An Island Life in the HebridesSea Room by Adam NicolsonSea Room An Island Life in the Hebrides by Adam Nicolson 25327464Amanda Brookfield s review Jul 24, 14 edit5 of 5 starsRead from June 30 to July 24, 2014This is not my usual type of read Memoirs style descriptions of remote Scottish islands, the Shiants, populated by puffins,rats and, sometimes sheep, which have to be transported to and from the mainland by boat.nope, not my bag at all But a Amanda Brookfield s Reviews Sea Room An Island Life in the HebridesSea Room by Adam NicolsonSea Room An Island Life in the Hebrides by Adam Nicolson 25327464Amanda Brookfield s review Jul 24, 14 edit5 of 5 starsRead fr...

  7. Nicolson s book is a well researched and heartfelt homage to the Shiants, three tiny islands in the Outer Hebrides that were purchased in 1937 by his father He reconstructs the history of the islands using the few artifacts found there, with a particular focus on the lives of the various tenant farmers and shepherds who occupied them over the centuries My favorite parts of the book, however, are his poetic descriptions of the flora,...

  8. Author Adam Nicolson has been the only writer I ve contacted to say how much I loved his book I didn t expect an answer in return, but he is a lovely, humble man and we had a short bit of back and forth This book is about a small, uninhabited island off Scotland that the author inherited His account is rich with information the island s ecology, weather, ancient history, sporadic inhabitants, etc A wonderful book for the armchair traveler, about a very isolated and rather bleakl...

  9. Memorable book Among the best I ve ever read Engagingly written and endlessly fascinating Learning the Shiants had evidence of homes as early as 1000 led me to learnabout sea travel in the North Atlantic in the 800s and 900s and that led to learning the difference between Vikings and Norse and that led to an interest in Viking ships boatsand so it goes.Loved his co...

  10. Sea Room is partly a memoir, partly a travel book, partly science and partly a novel Adam Nicolson wrote this book as the owner of the Shiants, three small isles East of Lewis The book is the closure of his Shiant account He was given them at the age of 20 from his father and now prepares for passing them on to his son Tom which has happened in the mean time.Most chapters could be read for themselves with each of them addressing one perspective on the Shiants There s a section about geolog Sea Room is partly a memoir, partly a travel book, partly science and partly a novel Adam Nicolson wrote this book as the owner of the Shiants, three small isles East of Lewis The book is the closure of his Shiant account...