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Isles at the Edge of the Sea by [Muir, Jonny]
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Length: 257 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Off the western seaboard of Scotland are hundreds of islands. Beginning on Arran, Jonny Muir sets out to explore these places with a single ambition: to reach the St Kilda archipelago, the islands at the edge of the world. On the way he attempts to finds his inner peace on Holy Island, takes part in a punishing foot race across the mountains of Jura, confronts the Inaccessible Pinnacle on Skye and walks the white-sand beach on Berneray. He encounters sharks and whales, discovers gory histories and follows in the footsteps of Boswell and Johnson, but island life is not without its challenges. 'Man-eating' midges live up to their reputation on Rum. An Atlantic storm threatens to rip his tent to shreds on Barra. Wicked weather lashes the Outer Hebrides, leaving his prospects of reaching St Kilda balanced on a knife-edge. An intensely personal account of a journey through some of Britain's most extraordinary landscapes. Complete with twenty five beautiful colour plates.

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Jonny Muir is an adventurer, runner, writer and proponent of UK-inspired travel. Born in Birmingham in 1981, he grew up and was educated in north Worcestershire, before studying history at the University of Exeter. Jonny visited the UK's 91 historic county tops in a continuous 5000-mile cycling and walking adventure over a three-month period in 2006. His first book, Heights of Madness, published in 2009, is an account of that unique journey.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 5837 KB
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Sandstone Press (28 February 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00BOE1EHY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #312,327 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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