'These solitary towers staring out to sea are more than their function; they stand as landmarks of human endurance, endeavour and ingenuity'
Jeanette Winterson, Daily Telegraph
'R.G. Grant brings the history of lighthouses to life with effortless storytelling verve … this comprehensive volume is a fitting tribute to their romantic appeal'
'Lavishly illustrated on high quality paper … an excellent addition to the library or anyone interested in marine history'
Insurance Marine News
'Absorbing ... A beautiful object. The book’s 408 illustrations, many in colour, fit beautifully with its words … This miscellany is indeed a book to dip into and return to'
Times Literary Supplement
'A happy celebration of marine engineering'