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Hardcover, 108 pages
Published 1978 by Random House (NY)
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Craig
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A photo book about the Isles of Scilly at the end of Cornwall's foot into the Atlantic. Fowles describes the history, beauty and poetry of this stark, gorgeous portion of England. His non-fictional essay-books, like this one and The Tree, are really Fowles' attempt at poetry -- not in form but in spirit.
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John Robert Fowles was born in Leigh-on-Sea, a small town located about 40 miles from London in the county of Essex, England. He recalls the English suburban culture of the 1930s as oppressively conformist and his family life as intensely conventional. Of his childhood, Fowles says "I have tried to escape ever since."

Fowles attended Bedford School, a large boarding school designed to prepare boys
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