By Tim Robinson
The positive end to Tim Robinson's awesome Connemara trilogy, which Robert Macfarlane has referred to as 'one of the main notable non-fiction tasks undertaken in English'.
Robinson writes concerning the humans, areas and heritage of south Connemara - one in all Ireland's final Gaelic-speaking enclaves - with the encyclopaedic wisdom of a cartographer and the grace of a born author. From the fellow who has been praised within the maximum phrases via Joseph O'Connor ('One of up to date Ireland's most interesting literary stylists''), John Burnside ('one of the best of latest prose stylists'), Fintan O'Toole ('Simply the best non-fiction prose writers presently at work') and Giles Foden ('an indubitable classic'), between many others, this can be one of many publishing occasions of 2011 and the belief of 1 of the nice literary initiatives of our time.
'He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his approach is to mix medical rigour with inventive reverie in a continuing mixture that both informs and delights.' John Banville, Guardian
'A masterpiece of trip and topographical writing, and an incomparable and captivating meditation on occasions previous ... This completely pitched paintings opens readers as much as the area round them' Sunday Times
'Anyone prepared to wander away during this booklet may be left with indelible psychological photos of locations they could by no means have visited yet will now always remember' Dermot Bolger, Irish Mail on Sunday
'Will undergo into the a ways destiny ... He is familiar with this international as nobody else does, and writes approximately it with awe and love, but in addition with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility' Colm Toibin, Sunday company publish Books of the Year
'Robinson is a wonder ... the supreme practitioner of geo-graphy, the writing of locations' Fintan O'Toole, Observer Books of the Year
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