Sea Room: An Island Life


by Adam Nicolson

‘Exceptionally well done, beautifully written, personal yet panoramic’ – The Observer

‘An extraordinarily outward-looking book…a truly passionate attention to detail…a love-letter no one else could hope to write so well’Noel Malcolm, The Sunday Telegraph

Paperback: 392 pages

Publisher: William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2002 (new edit. 2013)

Language: English

1 in stock

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own your own islands? 

It happened to Adam Nicolson. Aged 21, he inherited the Shiants, three lonely Hebridean islands set in a dangerous sea off the Isle of Lewis. With only a stone bothy for accommodation and half a million puffins for company, he found himself in charge of one of the most beautiful places on earth.

The story of the Shiants is a story of birds and boats, hermits and fishermen, witchcraft and catastrophe, and Nicolson expertly weaves these elements into his own tale of seclusion on the Shiants to create a stirring celebration of island life.

Adam Nicolson is a prize-winning writer of many books on history, nature and the countryside including Sea Room, God’s Secretaries, The Gentry and the acclaimed The Mighty Dead. He is the winner of the Royal Society of Literature’s Ondaatje Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award, the W.H. Heinemann Award and the British Topography Prize. He has written and presented many television series and lives on a farm in Sussex.

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Dimensions 13.1 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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