Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper

Peter Hill (Author)
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Description

When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland.
Hill was nineteen, it was 1973 and, with his head fed by Vietnam, Zappa, Kerouac, Vonnegut, Watergate and Coronation Street, he spent six months on various lighthouses, "keeping" with all manner of unusual and fascinating people. Within thirty years this way of life was to have disappeared entirely.
The resulting book is a charming and beautifully written memoir that is not only a heartfelt lament for Hill's own youth and innocence but also for a simpler and more honest age.

Product Details

Price
£10.99  £10.22
Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd
Publish Date
31 May 2004
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781841954998
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