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  • A masterpiece of travel and topographical writing, and an incomparable and enthralling meditation on times past ... This perfectly pitched work opens readers up to the world around them

    Sunday Times
  • Robinson is a marvel ... the supreme practitioner of geo-graphy, the writing of places

    Fintan O'Toole, Observer (Books of the Year)
  • He is that rarest of phenomena, a scientist and an artist, and his method is to combine scientific rigour with artistic reverie in a seamless blend that both informs and delights.

    John Banville, Guardian
  • Remarkable

    The Times
  • He is the nearest thing we have to a living legend, this side of Famous Seamus - one of the few people from our world whose name will still be known a century on

    Irish Times
  • Tim Robinson is the Proust of the western seaboard, a Ruskin of the isles

    New Statesman
  • Will endure into the far future ... He knows this world as no one else does, and writes about it with awe and love, but also with measured grace, an artist's eye and a scientist's sensibility

    Colm Tóibín, Sunday Business Post (Books of the Year)
  • An extraordinary monument

    Irish Independent
  • Anyone willing to get lost in this book will be left with many indelible mental images of places they may never have visited but will now never forget

    Dermot Bolger, Irish Mail on Sunday
  • Captivating


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