To the Island of Tides by Alistair Moffat audiobook

To the Island of Tides: A Journey to Lindisfarne

By Alistair Moffat
Read by David Rintoul

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10.24 Hours Unabridged
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In "To the Island of Tides," Alistair Moffat travels to – and through the history of – the fated island of Lindisfarne. 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, before arriving for a secular retreat on the Holy Isle. Lindisfarne, famous for its monastery, has long been a place of sanctuary. It is an island rich in history: the Romans knew it as 'Insula Medicata'; it reached the height of its fame in the dark ages, even survived Viking raids, before ultimately being abandoned after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Today the isle maintains its position as a space for retreat and spiritual renewal. "To the Island of Tides" is a meditation on the power of place, but also a more personal journey; a chance for a personal stocktaking and a reflection on where life leads us.

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A London Times Pick of Best Audiobooks of the Week

In "To the Island of Tides," Alistair Moffat travels to – and through the history of – the fated island of Lindisfarne. 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, before arriving for a secular retreat on the Holy Isle. Lindisfarne, famous for its monastery, has long been a place of sanctuary. It is an island rich in history: the Romans knew it as 'Insula Medicata'; it reached the height of its fame in the dark ages, even survived Viking raids, before ultimately being abandoned after Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries. Today the isle maintains its position as a space for retreat and spiritual renewal. "To the Island of Tides" is a meditation on the power of place, but also a more personal journey; a chance for a personal stocktaking and a reflection on where life leads us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Naxos Audiobooks, well known for its excellent unabridged recordings of literary classics, has branched out with this recording of Alistair Moffat’s account of his ‘secular pilgrimage’ in the footsteps of Cuthbert, the seventh-century saint. Moffat follows Cuthbert from the Tweed at Melrose, where he was a monk, to the spirit-haunted island of Lindisfarne…Moffat is dedicated to interlacing history with place, and he has a quiverful of fine books about Scotland and the Borders to his credit. With To the Island of Tides he excels himself with evocative descriptions and provocative meditations. Aberdeen-born David Rintoul’s warm, reflective narration perfectly matches Moffat’s hard-learnt wisdoms.” The Times (London)

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Author Bio: Alistair Moffat

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.24
Audience: Adult
Language: English