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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited; Reprint edition (6 Mar. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846972698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846972690
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 12.7 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 510,313 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A bold attempt at imbuing epic scope and adventure into a book-length sequence' --The Guardian

'One of the best things I've read so far this year is Found At Sea, a new book of poems by Andrew Greig' --The Scotsman

'At times both funny and moving . . . a wonderful piece of accessible verse' --Yachting Monthy

'Andrew Greig treats the epic, with its archetypal traditional trajectory of voyage and return, with touching lyric sensitivity' --The Times Literary Supplement

'Andrew Greig treats the epic, with its archetypal traditional trajectory of voyage and return, with touching lyric sensitivity' --The Times Literary Supplement

'A homage to George Mackay Brown, to friendship, to our seafaring heritage, and to Orkney; it combines lyrical descriptions of the light in the Northern Isles as well as an unforgettable account of trying to stand up to pee on a moving boat' --Gavin Francis, Scotsman

'A homage to George Mackay Brown, to friendship, to our seafaring heritage, and to Orkney; it combines lyrical descriptions of the light in the Northern Isles as well as an unforgettable account of trying to stand up to pee on a moving boat' --Gavin Francis, Scotsman

About the Author

Andrew Greig was born in Bannockburn in 1951 and raised in the Fife town of Anstruther. His first book was the poetry collection White Boats and his novel, In Another Light, won the Saltire Society prize in 2004. He has also had success with mountaineering titles, including Summit Fever and the mountain poetry collections 'Men on Ice' and 'Surviving Passage's. In 1996 'The Return of John Macnab' was shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists' Association Award. Greig is a former Glasgow University Writing Fellow and SAC Scottish/Canadian Exchange Fellow. He studied philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and held a number of part-time jobs before turning to writing. He now lives in Edinburgh, and is married to author Lesley Glaister.


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I heard this on radio and was so blown away that I had to buy the book. It's a wonderful evocation of a sea journey in Orkney, but goes much deeper than that, with much to make the reader ponder on family, manhood and ageing. There's also a charming and fascinating account of two ladies who lived for years on the little island of Cava with very few modern conveniences. The obvious comparison is with George Mackay Brown, and it's fully justified.
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a rather touching modern day mock heroic and male bonding adventure. Quirky, thought provoking and humorous, it more than met my high expectations - I have always liked Andrew Greig's work a lot. The superb quality of the writing was matched by the illustrations which added to the overall pleasing feel of the book. I shall be taking it to reread when I next visit Orkney as it is so evocative of the area. It is certainly a book to revisit.
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By markr TOP 500 REVIEWER on 21 Sept. 2013
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I have read and thoroughly enjoyed all of Andrew Greig's prose books and thought I would try some of the poetry. This little book of poems is easily read, and the language and the images it creates in the mind is emotive and evocative.
The poems tell the story of an open boat voyage to an uninhabited Scottish island through varied sea conditions, a night stay on the island and the journey home.
As always in Andrew Greig's work there is much in the way of reflection on love, mortality and friendship and as always I found the writing thought provoking and a pleasure to read.
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Another great read from Andrew, his writing gets better year by year. Can't wait for his next novel "Fair Helen" to be published later this year.
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A small but very interesting book - a true tale told in verse of a visit to a small island. Fascinating illustrations too.
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