Sun Dancing : A Medieval Vision
An award winning travel writer constructs life on an Atlantic rock just off the Irish coast that for 600 years housed a medieval monstery. Some 8 miles into the Atlantic, off the coast of Kerry, 2 Great rocks rise sheer out of the sea about half a mile apart. These arethe Skelligs. The smaller houses the 2nd biggest gannet colony in the world; the larger, Skellig Michael, is very different: a place of mystery with considerable historical significance. Legend says that the Archangel Michael appeared to help St.Patrick rid Ireland of snakes and other vermin. For 600 years it accommodated a monastery. Sun Dancing tells the story of Skellig Michael,mixing history, first hand research, with descriptions of life there today.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 128 x 192 x 18mm | 199.58g
- 19 Jun 1998
- Orion Publishing Co
- Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
About Geoffrey Moorhouse
Geoffrey Moorhouse is 'one of the best writers of our time' (Byron Rogers, The Times), 'a brilliant historian' (Dirk Bogarde, Daily Telegraph) and 'a writer whose gifts are beyond category' (Jan Morris, Independent on Sunday). He is the author of eighteen books, which have won prizes and been translated into several languages. In 1982 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His To the Frontier won the Thomas Cook Award for the best travel book of its year in 1984. He has recently concentrated on Tudor history, notably with THE PILGRIMAGE OF GRACE and, in 2005, GREAT HARRY'S NAVY. He lives in a hill village in North Yorkshire.