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by Peter Hill
Author: Peter Hill
Publisher: Canongate U.S. (May 10, 2005)
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Peter Hill is a young, restless art student in the early 70's when he discovers an opportunity to work for the summer as a lighthouse keeper. Lighthouse keeping is a mythical profession and lighthouses are mythical places. A job that no longer exists and a place that is all but unnecessary with today's satellites and GPS. Still, it was great fun to travel with Hill to lighthouses around Scotland and visit with keepers there. It brought me to mind my summer working in Yellowstone Park around the same time.
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In 1973, Peter Hill was a 19 year old hippy art student when he was interviewed for the job of Relief Lighthouse Keeper by The Commissioners of the Northern Lights in Edinburgh. For the next 12 months he would work on 3 legendary lighthouses off the coast of Scotland. From these rocky outcrops and uninhabited islands Peter Hill came of age listening to the tales of older keepers, all of whom had lived fascinating lives around the world.
In this reminiscence of the pleasures of solitude, the wonders of the sea, and the odd course life takes, Peter Hill writes, "In 1973 I worked as a lighthouse keeper on three islands off the west coast of Scotland. Before taking the job I didn't really think through what a lighthouse keeper actually did. I was attracted by the romantic notion of sitting on a rock, writing haikus and dashing off the occasional watercolour
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Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse . Peter Hill was born to an Australian mother and Scottish father and grew up in Glasgow.
Peter Hill was born to an Australian mother and Scottish father and grew up in Glasgow. Following a brief stint as a lighthouse keeper, he did a number of jobs but for the past twenty years he has focused most of his energy into his art and working as an art critic. He currently lives in Sydney.
Peter Hill (entrepreneur) (born 1964), Australian skateboarder, streetwear entrepreneur and media producer. Peter Hill (writer) (active 2003), British author of Stargazing: Memoirs of a Young Lighthouse Keeper. Peter Hill (civil servant), British civil servant. This disambiguation page lists articles about people with the same name.
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