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Those Blue Remembered Hills


About this book:

  • ISBN: 978 1 910237 10 6 (hardback)

  • Published 2015

  • Price £20.00 + postage

  • 286 pages

  • Illustrated with 27 photographs

About this Book:

THIS is a new hardback edition of this colourful and poetic memoir written with an unusual degree of candour. It is a celebration of life and highlights man’s need to belong to a place, to reconnect with the land and the animals, and to find the spiritual values that seem to have been mislaid in today’s society.
The majority of the author’s life has been spent farming in the Scottish hills, in Inverness-shire and Dumfriesshire. He tells of his love of the land and the various characters he has encouraged throughout his life, describing those he admires with warmth, those he does not with diplomacy, but all with a touch of humour.
Patrick is a natural writer and poet. The book is interspersed with his lyrical verse and anecdotes from his vast experiences, which stretch from student shepherd to reluctant resident of Grade I Listed Muncaster Castle on the coast of the western Lake District. Those Blue Remembered Hills will undoubtedly bring a smile to the face of everyone who reads it.
Born in 1930, Patrick Gordon-Duff was reared in Moray (near the mouth of the Findhorn) and educated at Eton and Trinity College, Oxford, before National Service in the Cameron Highlanders. His desire for a life on the land was not approved by his parents but eventually brought him great satisfaction and a large circle of friends.
He has dedicated his life to the people of the countryside, describes himself as a tinker and is happiest wandering among the people of the hills and islands, on whose behalf he has used his very loud voice.

Patrick has also written several poetry books including Last Post and Reveille and The Black Dog's Day published byHayloft.





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