Isles of the West by Ian Mitchell

Isles of the West by Ian Mitchell

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Mitchell's entertaining and thought provoking account of his luxurious quest to not only enjoy the beauty of the islands, but to come to an understanding of the places and the effect alien forces have on them. Sentimental and mercenary intrusion is examined in fascinating ways.

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Isles of the West describes a three-month voyage made in the summer of 1996 around the Hebrides. The author explores the major issues peculiar to these fascinating islands. Interwoven with the beauty of the islands and the seductive feeling of freedom, which comes from long voyages in small boats, is the nagging worry of alien forces. Both Scottish and European, sentimental and mercenary, are distorting small indigenous societies by imposing outside ideas on communities whose value correlates with the freedom from external pressures. Who are these bodies, both public and private, that want to save the islands from the islanders? Ian Mitchell's controversial book examines these conflicts and describes how pleasant it can be to worry about the future while lolling on the sun-drenched deck of a gently moving sailing boat.

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SKU GOR007068573
Title Isles of the West
Author By (author) Ian Mitchell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1841589500
ISBN 13 9781841589503
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Isles of the West describes a three-month voyage made in the summer of 1996 around the Hebrides. The author explores the major issues peculiar to these fascinating islands. Interwoven with the beauty of the islands and the seductive feeling of freedom, which comes from long voyages in small boats, is the nagging worry of alien forces. Both Scottish and European, sentimental and mercenary, are distorting small indigenous societies by imposing outside ideas on communities whose value correlates with the freedom from external pressures. Who are these bodies, both public and private, that want to save the islands from the islanders? Ian Mitchell's controversial book examines these conflicts and describes how pleasant it can be to worry about the future while lolling on the sun-drenched deck of a gently moving sailing boat.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007068573
Title Isles of the West
Author By (author) Ian Mitchell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Birlinn General
Year Published 2012
Number of Pages 320
ISBN 10 1841589500
ISBN 13 9781841589503
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No