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Returning Light

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I had high hopes for this book, but it was very repetitive, overly descriptive of light effects, etc.  I don't consider it to be an in-depth treatment of a special experience: spending significant amounts of time in an isolated and beautiful setting.
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Skellig Michael, a remote island off the coast of Ireland is the stuff of legends. Perhaps most famous for the collection of stone buildings constructed by the monks that lived there nearly one thousand years ago, the island is also home to some of the most diverse flora and fauna in the world. Harris became the warden in 1987, after seeing the position posted in the newspaper. The position was brand new, so no one knew quite what to expect, least of all, Harris. But the island’s wild beauty and isolation won him over and he spent thirty years at his post. This is his account of his time on the island, a love letter to Skellig Michael and the natural world. One of the most compelling pieces of nature writing I have ever read
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