Taking The Gate: A Journey Through Scotland by Stephen ScobieTaking The Gate: A Journey Through Scotland by Stephen Scobie

Taking The Gate: A Journey Through Scotland

byStephen Scobie

Paperback | September 10, 2002

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In the summer of 1994, guided by the image of his childhood, award-winning Canadian poet Stephen Scobie returned to his native Scotland and set out on a journey that took him through the country's most beautiful and historic regions. The lyrical meditations of Taking the Gate are part poetry, part prose; part travel writting, part autobiography and create an evocative account of the rediscovery of landscape and memory. Photographs extend the author's portrayal and chronicle his experiences as past and present converge.

"The thrill of the legendary past is present throughout."
-Books in Canada

Stephen Scobie is a Red Deer Press author.
Title:Taking The Gate: A Journey Through ScotlandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 5.5 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:September 10, 2002Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889951551

ISBN - 13:9780889951556

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Images from childhood haunt writer Stephen Scobie as he returns to his native Scotland in Taking the Gate, revealing historic sites and lush landscapes coloured by memory. Filled with poetry, anecdotal travelogues and autobiography, his thoughtful writing is accompanied by photographs that capture his particular take on Scotland.