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- Publisher: Mercat Press
- Format: Paperback | 176 pages
- Dimensions: 136mm x 210mm x 14mm | 240g
- Publication date: 3 November 2001
- Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
- ISBN 10: 1841830283
- ISBN 13: 9781841830285
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
At the age of ten, Rowena Farre left the security of her parents' home in India and was sent to live with her aunt on a remote croft in Scotland. During her stay, she drew strength from the isolation of her new life, gaining an understanding of nature and a sense of identity. She was inspired to write "Seal Morning", the story of her unusual childhood and close friendships with a talented seal, two mischievous squirrels, a beautiful red deer and a host of other wild animals. Full of folklore and ancient wisdom, this enchanting story will appeal to all ages.
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Rowena Farre was born in India, where she spent the early years of her life. She later moved to Scotland to live with her aunt, travelled around Britain with gypsies and undertook a spiritual journey to the Himalayas. 'Seal Morning' was her first autobiographical work, followed by 'A Time From the World' and 'The Beckoning Land'. She died aged 57 in 1979.
'The whole book is a miracle...enchanting'-Times Literary Supplement 'An astonishing book, a gem of the purest ray, serene... This is a wonderful book: and I mean just that-it is full of wonder' -Evening News 'This is a book of real and rare enchantment, simply written about simple and primitive things, without any touch of affectation' -Sunday Times 'Escapism of the best and purest kind'-Maurice Fleming