Three New Books from Islay

I think you are just as surprised as I was when you read this for the first time. It started with an email I received today from Mick Stuart who lives in The Bothy in Port Ellen. And this is in fact all I know about him. Mick suggested me in his email to search for 'I'll Tell You About Harry' and I found a really nice story on a website called A quote from Mick's website:

Mick Stuart has lived an extraordinary life, from childhood on the Hebridean island of Gigha, through World War II service in the Royal Navy and service with the Gurkhas in the Indian Army at the partition of India, before returning to the Hebrides and retirement on the Isle of Islay. His interests are wide and varied. He has spent many hours watching and filming the wildlife on his chosen home of Islay, and his unique footage will be available on DVD from Bothymedia in the near future. Mick has decided to record parts of his unique experiences on paper, and three of his books are soon to be published. Continue reading.....

This sounds really exciting and as an added bonus we can look forward to his wildlife films. As Mick stated in his email, the book I'll Tell You About Harry has the closest connection with Islay, it's about a remarkable relationship between the co-owners of the bothy in Port Ellen on the island of Islay. If you visit the link you will understand what it's all about. If you're interested make sure to visit Mick's website. You can order any of his books online or send him an email for more information at The image of Mick is courtesy Konrad Borkowski

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Thursday, 06 August 2009
...Ahh Mick Stuart... What a interesting man... We rent our bikes from him in 2007, and the day we return it, he invite us in his home, he ofeer us a dram of Ardbeg 10 Years Old, and tell us some stories of his adventure, and we see some of his footage... I remember the video of time spended lonely in a lighthouse on Islay... It's one of the people miss me very much... As Willie Currie...

...Islay, Islay, and of course, ISLAY!


Thursday, 06 August 2009

Thanks Rudy for your sharing your fine memories and good to see you back on the blog, we missed you here!

I'd rather be on Islay :-)