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Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper

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Description for Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper Paperback. When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Num Pages: 336 pages, map. BIC Classification: BGA; WGG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 133 x 25. Weight in Grams: 242. 340 pages, map. When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: BGA; WGG. Dimension: 198 x 133 x 25. Weight: 242.

When Peter Hill, a student at Dundee College of Art, answered an advert in The Scotsman seeking lighthouse keepers, little did he imagine that within a month he would be living with three men he didn't know in a lighthouse on Pladda, a small remote island off the west coast of Scotland.
Hill was nineteen, it was 1973 and, with his head fed by Vietnam, Zappa, Kerouac, Vonnegut, Watergate and Coronation Street, he spent six months on various lighthouses, "keeping" with all manner of unusual and fascinating people. Within thirty years this way of life was to have disappeared ... Read more

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2004
Publisher
Canongate Books
Condition
New
Signed by the author
;Yes
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781841954998
SKU
V9781841954998
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About Peter Hill
Peter Hill was born to an Australian mother and Scottish father and grew up in Glasgow. Following a brief stint as a lighthouse keeper, he did a number of jobs but for the past twenty years he has focused most of his energy into his art and working as an art critic. He has written for many publications including the ... Read more

Reviews for Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper
What makes Stargazing such a beautiful book is that it is more than an elegy to a vanished profession. It is a elegy to youth and to the constellation of dreams, ambitions and anxieties that is more intense at 19 than it can ever be again.

Sunday Herald

Both an elegy to an extinct ... Read more

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