To the Island of Tides
In this spellbinding book, author Alistair Moffat travels to -- and through the history of -- the fated island of Kindisfarne. Walking from his home in the Borders, through the historical landscape of Scotland and northern England, he takes us on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of saints and scholars.
Lindisfarne, famous for its monasteries, home to Saints Aidan and Cuthbert, the place where the celebrated Lindisfarne Gospels were written, has long been a place of sanctuary. It is an island rich in history. To the Island of Tides is a splendidly rich treasure-trove of information, memories, and speculation. It makes us think about Scotland and its history in new ways, and will have you looking for your hiking boots and walking notebook in no time.
Hardcover. 317 pages.