'An astonishing and almost infinitely provocative work ! it is a rare pleasure to be among those engaged in the salvage of so rich a treasure' - John Burnside, Irish Times 'One of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English' - Robert Macfarlane, Spectator 'An imperishable monument to the West' Irish Independent 'Reading Tim Robinson on Connemara is almost as good as being there -- better in some ways' Irish Examiner 'A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing and a miraculous, vivid and engrossing meditation on landscape and history and the sacred mood of places' Irish Times Books of the Year
About the Author
A native of Yorkshire, Tim Robinson studied maths at Cambridge and then worked for many years as a visual artist in Istanbul, Vienna and London, among other places. In 1972 he moved to the Aran Islands. In 1986 his first book, Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage
, was published to great acclaim. The second volume of Stones of Aran
, subtitled Labyrinth
, appeared in 1995. He has also published collections of essays, and maps of the Aran Islands, the Burren and Connemara. Connemara: Listening to the Wind
, published in 2006, won the Irish Book Award for Non-fiction. Since 1984 Tim Robinson has lived in Roundstone, Connemara.