Bell, Peter - The Light Inaccessible
For the right audience, this collection of short essays is nothing short of magical.
Most of us might visit the Hebrides once, if we are lucky, and pray for passable weather.
Mr. Bell has apparently been there numerous times, and explored near and far.
His essays capture the legends and superstitions. Memorable inhabitants, bitter history (such as the Clearances).
As always, there is a spectacular, if harsh environment. Miserable weather followed by perfection.
Human signposts disappearing into the sands, homes collapsing into the earth, meanwhile reclaimed by wilder animals.
And the light. No one who has ever visited can forget the constant shadings of light and color.
A gorgeous Zagava book, Jonas has also provided stark black and white photographs.