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A Last Wild Place

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 6th 1988 by Macmillan Education Australia (first published July 19th 1984)
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Mike Tomkies left behind a career as a celebrity journalist in the 70s to live alone in the woods. After a few years in western Canada tracking brown and black bear he returned home to the UK and bought a 20 yr lease for a knackered hut in a remote valley in Scotland. The only access to the outside world being a 5hr trip by boat and landrover. (This is very wild and remote by UK standards)

In this book he details mostly the cycle of the seasons in the main environments around him - loch, woods &
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Susan Grimshaw
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An enthralling account of Highland Wildlife in the 1980s, the Author actually living a solitary life amongst the deer, eagles etc etc and devoting his life to observing and caring for them.
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Wonderfully evocative
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Read this while on holiday in Scotland. Unbeknown to me I canoed past the cottage he lived in two weeks previously. I really enjoyed this getting back in touch with nature book. The realities of the living in remote Scotland and observing the wildlife around you in a way most people can not. It left me wanting to sample some of what Mike experienced. Thanks Mike I really enjoyed this and look forward to reading more of your work.
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