In this exciting and beautiful spiritual evocation of Iona, we find inspiring photography, brand new poems, tales recounting legends, local stories and Celtic passages from Adamnan but there is much more to this wonderful book than a simple description of its elements can capture. It is a work of poetic, spiritual beauty.
Evoking the intricacies of the islands spiritual web, the book finds half-explored coves and caves, explores the names of certain seldom-visited glens and headlands and tells people who thought they knew everything about Iona things of which they had no knowledge.
KENNETH STEVEN is a highly popular Scottish writer, poet and broadcaster whose work is steeped in a love of Iona and the west coast of Scotland.
IAIN SARJEANT is a thoughtful, frequently published photographer whose work evocatively complements the poetic approach of Kenneth Steven.
Steven has a talent for capturing the startling, original image . . . he is a fine, fine poet
this poet is a worthy successor to such greats as George Mackay Brown, Iain Crichton Smith and Norman MacCaig
he celebrates Scotlands past and present without the least trace of sentimentality
Kenneth Steven has a ready sensitivity to the beauty of small moments.
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