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Anne Cholawo - Island on the Edge (2nd Hand Paperback)

£8.95
SKU SHB000761
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Scotland
  • Published : 2016 (Birlinn)
  • ISBN : 9781780274706
  • SKU : SHB000761
  • PPC : SP320
  • Quantity Available : 1

When Anne Cholowo arrived on the remote west coast island there were only 17 inhabitants. Today there are only three. This book describes her extraordinary transition from a hectic urban lifestyle to one of rural isolation and self-sufficiency, without mains electricity, medical services, shops or any of the other modern amenities we take for granted.

Anne describes the history of Soay and its unique wildlife, and as well as telling her own personal story introduces along the way some of the off-beat and colourful characters associated with the island, notably the celebrated writer and naturalist, Gavin Maxwell.

Anne Cholawo was born and brought up in Luton. She studied Art and Design at college and later became a graphic artist and studio manager at a number of advertising agencies in London, including Saatchi and Saatchi. She moved to Soay to live in 1990. While on the island she met the man who is now her husband, Robert Cholawo.

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