In "Highland Journey", Mairi Hedderwick retraces the steps of an obscure Victorian artist, John T.
Reid, who made a sketching tour around Scotland in 1876.
Hedderwick, a witty and immensely readable author of children's books, achieves so much more than simply following in Reid's footsteps; wonderfully realised, her quest becomes obsessional at times as she struggles to understand her mentor and guide with whom she shares a passion to conserve Scotland's wild places and record them faithfully with exquisite illustration and insightful comment.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, colour paintings
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 08/06/2009
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781841587936