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Sometimes it's not necessarily the book, it's the wider places you end up thinking about because of the book. This was a bit of both. Knowing the area around Aigas well (Glen Affric etc) (but never having been to it itself - sounds like fun, but hooringly expensive for a week away) some lovely anecdotes of life and the animals around there. There's a real sense of the author's passion for his variety of subjects and I never found him preachy, even when he often sets up the soapbox and delivers a...
For me this book was like an overly rich chocolate cake .One bite of it can be savored and appreciated,when it is for 330 pages ,it becomes over rich and nauseous at times.I started reading expecting something else , and something else was sprinkled here and there about life in Aigas home and Field center . It was wonderful to be able to see the place on their internet site .But back to the book ,yes at times I could feel the place as I was there ,but kept stumbling into English words that made
Beautifully written...It seems almost to be poetry. So lyrically written that I could envision being there. And consequently, I have booked a trip to Aigas in 2020.Yes, I definitely recommend this book!
Wonderful account of life,flora,fauna,nature and history in the Scottish Highlands.His passion is infectious.
Kohn Lister Kaye is a great nature writer. I want to read all of his books, including the fiction.