Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
“Connemara: A Little Gaelic Kingdom” is the triumphant conclusion to Tim Robinson's extraordinary “Connemara” trilogy, which Robert Macfarlane has called 'one of the most remarkable non-fiction projects undertaken in English'. Robinson writes about the people, places and history of south Connemara - one of Ireland's last Gaelic-speaking enclaves - with the encyclopaedic knowledge of a cartographer and the grace of a born writer. From the man who has been praised in the highest terms by Joseph O'Connor ('One of contemporary Ireland's finest literary stylists'), John Burnside ('one of the finest of contemporary prose stylists'), Fintan O'Toole ('Simply one of the best non-fiction prose writers currently at work') and Giles Foden ('an indubitable classic'), among many others, this is one of the publishing events of 2011 and the conclusion of one of the great literary projects of our time. “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”).“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”).
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