An `away from it all' book. Lawrence abandoned life in London to live in a remote coastguard's house on the edge of a cliff in the north of Scotland. Here she describes her new life, including encounters with seals, gulls, stoats, and dolphins. She also recounts her explorations of neolithic cairns. [She] has allowed us to share her remote world in a series of thoughtful, thought-provoking glimpses. Wonderful cameos enshrined in wonderful prose...For anyone who has the slightest inclination for wild places."" - Alexander Maitland. ""A remarkable book, finely written, and full of wisdom."" - The Scots Magazine.