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Standing with Stones

A Photographic Journey Through Megalithic Britain and Ireland

Rupert Soskin

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A breathtaking photographic journey from Cornwall to Orkney, taking in the wonders of megalithic Britain and Ireland and revealing their power, majesty and magical settings


From stone circles and henges to long barrows and cairns, our distant ancestors left us tantalizing signs of their long-forgotten lives. From the tip of Cornwall to the far Scottish isles, a wonderful variety of ancient stone monuments present an enigmatic face to the world. Some sites, like Stonehenge and Newgrange, are often visited, whilst many, such as Fernworthy and Bleasedale are barely known at all.

Not only do we share Rupert Soskin’s experiences of visiting these magical places, but we also join him in his quest for answers to puzzling questions. What were such sites really for? Why did ancient people expend so much time and energy on creating these mysterious structures?

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'The appeal of the book is for those readers who, like Soskin himself, share a wonder and a fascinating for the tantalizing remains of our ancestors’ seemingly alien lives … beautifully illustrated'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.0 x 21.0 cm

Extent: 192 pp

Publication date: 16 March 2009

ISBN: 9780500051580

Contents List

Foreword by Timothy Darvill • So much we have forgotten • The Southwest • The South • Wales & Anglesey • Ireland • Isle of Man • The North • Scotland & The Isles • Temple? What Temple? • Endmatter

About the Author

Rupert Soskin is a nature photographer, writer, naturalist and explorer. His photographs have been copiously printed in books, magazines and wildlife publications.

List of Contributors

Timothy Darvill