Suggested Reading List
Tresco Abbey Gardens
Author: Sue Lewington
Tresco Abbey Gardens
Author: Mike Nelhams
Lundy Island: Pirates, Plunder and Shipwrecks
Author: Brian French
Description: Lundy Island is a small speck of land in the Bristol Channel. Yet its maritime history far outweighs its small stature. It has been the refuge of pirates, a smuggler's hideaway, an impregnable fortress, and a convict settlement. It has boasted the tallest lighthouse in the U.K. and the most expensive shipwreck, the brand new battleship HMS Montagu which ran aground there in 1906. This book aims to present Lundy's maritime story, bringing together various sources and complementing them with the author's own photographs taken on visits to Lundy in 2010 and 2011 together with detailed maps of the location of vessels wrecked.
Lundy Island Through Time
Author: Simon Dell
Description: Lundy Island lies far out in the Bristol Channel, between the coasts of North Devon and South Wales. Its position makes it a natural fortress and an attractive refuge since man first inhabited this rocky but fertile outcrop throughout its piratical history up to the present day. Now owned by the National Trust it is a haven for wildlife both above and beneath the waves; cared for and managed by the Landmark Trust. This book explores the island using photographs, many of which have never or rarely been published before, looking at the buildings, the land and the very life and soul of this popular destination for birdwatchers, holiday makers or those simply seeking quiet and solitude. It will be of great interest to those who have come to know and love this beautiful island haven, just three miles long by half a mile wide.
Modern Ireland: 1600-1972
Author: Roy Foster
A Concise History of Ireland
Author: Marie O'Brien and Conor Cruise
Ireland: The Emerald Isle and its People
Author: Mark Morris and Anthony Cassidy
7 days in Dublin. The Ultimate short stay guide
Author: Shane Kennedy
A Guide to the Landscape of Ireland
Author: Frank Mitchell
For the Love of Ireland: A Literary Companion
Author: Susan Cahill (ed.)
Description: A rich anthology of writing about Ireland by such Irish luminaries as James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Seamus Heaney, William, Trevor, Frank McCourt, Edna O'Brien, and Samuel Beckett. The well-chosen excerpts, organized by province, evoke in wonderful literary detail the geography of Ireland. Highly recommended for any traveler, the anthology is also a fine introduction to Irish literature.
Ireland's High Places: From Mountians to the Sea
Author: Rob Beighton
Description: Mountains have inspired men since time immemorial. Following his move to Ireland, Rob Beighton turned his lens to the magnificent scenery of Ireland s mountain landscape a unique mixture of rock, peat, soil and vegetation, with ever-changing weather and light. Often stunningly beautiful, this book takes you on a journey into these mountains, from majestic Mount Errigal in Donegal to Hungry Hill on the Beara Peninsula. Conveying the splendour and aura of these ancient hills, Rob s images of spectacular natural beauty vary from wide panoramic views of mountainscapes to small details of stone, water, flora and fauna. While some of the mountains are in National Parks, most are privately owned, some are well known to tourists, and others are remote and rarely visited. With a sharp eye and artistic use of light Rob reveals an often new and fresh beauty in our mountains. The result is a breathtaking book of mesmerizing images that will delight the thousands who visit Ireland s mountains.
Ireland, a Bicycle and a Tin Whistle
See Dublin on foot, an architectural walking guide
Author: Julie Craig
The Isles-A History
Author: Norman Davies
Description: The bestselling and controversial new history of the 'British Isles', including Ireland from the author of Europe: "A History". Emphasizing our long-standing European connections and positing a possible break-up of the United Kingdom, this is agenda-setting work is destined to become a classic. 'If ever a history book were a tract for the times, it is "The Isles: A History" ...a masterwork.' Roy Porter, - "The Times" 'Davies is among the few living professional historians who write English with vitality, sparkle, economy and humour. The pages fly by, not only because the pace is well judged, but also because the surprises keep coming.' Felipe Fern'ndez-Armesto, - "Sunday Times". 'A book which really will change the way we think about our past. marvellously rich and stimulating' Noel Malcolm, "Evening Standard". 'A historio-graphical milestone.' Niall Ferguson, - "Sunday Times" 'The full shocking force of this book can only be appreciated by reading it.' - Andrew Marr, "Observer". 'It is too soon to tell if [Norman Davies] will become the Macaulay or Trevelyan of our day: that depends on the reading public. He has certainly made a good try. This is narrative history on the grand scale - compulsively readable, intellectually challenging and emotionally exhilirating.' David Marquand, "Literary Review".