The Other Island
by Iain Sarjeant; Kenneth Steven;
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A Bird's Eye View from Eden
An exciting and beautiful spiritual evocation of Iona feat. inspiring photography, brand new poems and legendary tales
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Evoking the intricacies of the island's 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.
Iona by Iain Sarjeant; Kenneth Steven was published by St Andrew Press in April 2014 and is our 39351st best seller. The ISBN for Iona is 9780861538300.
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IonaMelanie Carroll, via The Good Book Stall
I've never actually been to Iona, but I think even many of those people that have been to Iona won't have experienced most of what this beautifully appointed and richly saturated book speaks of and shows us. This is because Kenneth Stevens words and Iain Sarjeant's photographs reveal the 'other island' of Iona, the places the pilgrims don't go to, the rest of the island ... and even though I've never been to Iona at all I now long to go to experience these other places. Places that are as rich and beautiful as the known places if the words and pictures are anything to go by.
This really is a beautiful book and it's one that though not fixing itself on the spiritual side of Iona nevertheless fills my soul with a sublime prayer like joy—the photography is entrancing and filled with awe inspiring detailed majesty of sea, water reflections, sand, scenery, and rain wet stones and iron machinery left alone in splendour. Mix this in with the descriptive travel journal type narrative and graceful poems then there is in this book still a worthy prayer like reverence. If I sound like I'm extolling with too much inflated hyperbole here all I can say is I'm not and this beautiful book just demands such words and will likely make you feel much the same way too, it's just such a simple but lush book.
Perfect for those that love Iona, or even just those that love beautiful photographs and hidden places travel type books.
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"...Steven has a talent for capturing the startling, original image ... he is a fine, fine poet' New Shetlander 'this poet is a worthy successor to such greats as George Mackay Brown, Iain Crichton Smith and Norman MacCaig... he celebrates Scotland's past and present without the least trace of sentimentality' The Scots Magazine 'Kenneth Steven has a ready sensitivity to the beauty of small moments." - The Herald.
Details for Iona
|Author / Artist||Iain Sarjeant; Kenneth Steven|
|Publisher||St Andrew Press (April 2014)|
|Number of Pages||128|
|Page last updated||12th February 2018|