The Holy Island of Lindisfarne
This delightful little book moves effortlessly between Holy Island’s fascinating past and the author’s anecdotes of the present. I learned a lot about the lives of Aidan, Cuthbert and other notable figures from the Island’s history, and enjoyed the way in which David Adam weaves the stories of the Celtic saints into his own experiences as vicar there.
This book would whet the appetite for anyone hoping to make a pilgrimage to Lindisfarne, and enhances the experiences of people, like myself, who have already had the privilege of visiting Holy Island and whose memories of that trip are very special.
I’d pick up a copy of Adam’s book before setting out on my journey as it provides a fresh take on many of the island’s legends and stories while adding nutritious meat to the bones of history.
I would recommend this book to someone who like myself has very little or no knowledge of Lindisfarne. It would also be an ideal preparation for anyone planning to visit the island, whether simply to enjoy the beauty of nature and the wildlife, or on pilgrimage and seeking something of the ‘other’.