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Isolation Shepherd
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Autobiography & Biography, Biography, eBook Only
Publication Date
05 May 2007
Paperback (also available as an eBook)
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Birlinn Limited
16pp b/w plates

Isolation Shepherd

by Iain R. Thomson - Find out more about the author


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‘a moving account of the shepherd’s life’ – Rennie McOwan

‘a powerful, thoughtful book written by a keen observer of life who has something worthwhile to say’ – Bill Howatson

‘presents a picture of the elusive peace and happiness of an isolated shepherd’s existence in intimate and often harsh contact with the untamed world’ – Andrew Knight

‘Iain R. Thomson has [. . .] a keen eye for detail, a gift for art and poetry and a natural way with words . . . This is a detailed, moving and often funny book’ – Chris Nicolson, Scots Magazine

In August 1956 a young shepherd, his wife, two-year-old daughter and ten-day-old son sat huddled in a small boat on Loch Monar in Ross-shire as a storm raged around them. They were bound for a tiny, remote cottage at the western end of the loch which was to be their home for the next four years. Isolation Shepherd is the moving story of those years.

Iain Thomson is the author of three books, all of them vivid depictions of some of the wildest and most remote parts of the Highlands.

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