WHO HAS HEARD THE SONG OF THE HILLS
AND THE CALL OF THE ISLES
AND WILL THEREFORE UNDERSTAND
A great deal has been
written about the Scottish Highlands; and it is perhaps with a certain
amount of apprehension that one realises that yet another book has been
added to the list. There is, however, one justification for this venture
-- that it has, in poetry, prose and photography, attempted to recapture
the ever-changing moods of the hills. I have had the great privilege of
being present during most of the moments described in this book; and if in
reading through these pages you gain one half of the pleasure they bring
me, you will be fortunate indeed.
It is a long time since many of us were able to wander among the hills,
and to the reluctant exiles this book will bring many memories, either
through comparing experiences with the authoress or by gazing longingly at
the magic of Mr. Robert Adam, who uses his camera with the skill of a true
artist, and whose work in the field of Highland photography needs no
To those who have never known the Scottish hills in all their glory, storm
and rain, sunshine and snow, perhaps this book will prove the key that
will open many a magic casement. There is a beauty and a pleasure waiting
for them beyond their dreams.
H. J. M.