Letters from Skokholm (2020)

Letters from Skokholm Ronald Mathias Lockley Charles F. Tunnicliffe Adam Nicolson Letters from Skokholm When war broke out in September this dream island life had to be abandoned Knowing he may never return Lockley began writing about the history and wildlife of his beloved island He sent what he
  • Title: Letters from Skokholm
  • Author: Ronald Mathias Lockley Charles F. Tunnicliffe Adam Nicolson
  • ISBN: 9780956254580
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
Letters from Skokholm Ronald Mathias Lockley Charles F. Tunnicliffe Adam Nicolson When war broke out in September 1939, this dream island life had to be abandoned Knowing he may never return, Lockley began writing about the history and wildlife of his beloved island He sent what he wrote to his friend and brother in law John Buxton a naturalist captured by the Germans in Norway in 1940 and they form this book.
Letters from Skokholm Ronald Mathias Lockley Charles F. Tunnicliffe Adam Nicolson

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  1. Jonathan Hutchins

    Ronald Lockley rises effortlessly into my personal pantheon of heroes, alongside such figures as Gavin Maxwell and Derek Tangye A man who loved islands, he successfully grasped the chance of life on his Dream Island of Skokholm from 1927 until his forced evacuation because of the war in 1940 How he managed to do anything other than work to survive is a wonder Our day vanishes in the occupations of shepherding, milking goats, catching rabbits and fish, collecting gulls eggs and driftwood, cultiva [...]

  2. Mike

    I suppose I struggled with the format of this, in which the Letters of the title constitute or less technical reports on various aspects of Skokholm s natural history While I m feeling my way through nature writing as a genre, lengthy descriptions of building traps for the capture and ringing of particular species of bird aren t so much my thing There s a tremendous book waiting to be written about life on in island like Skokholm and I hadn t even known that there were habitable islands off the [...]

  3. Rich

    Lovely collection of letters Very much of its time, but some lovely writing about the remote Pembrokeshire coast not too far from where I was raised , with some very poignant parallels drawn between nature and the on coming war.

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