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Fian has been adopted by monks on the west coast of Ireland. However, the young boy's fine drawings in the sand soon take him to the Isle of Iona to work on the Book of Kells -... Read more
Fian has been adopted by monks on the west coast of Ireland. However, the young boy's fine drawings in the sand soon take him to the Isle of Iona to work on the Book of Kells - that great treasure of the Celts - in the last days of Columba. Fian befriends the monks, and though never quite becoming one of them, he grows into their world and is caught up in their stories. One day he falls in love, and in the joy and anguish that follows, he wrestles with faith and embarks on the long journey to discover his true self.
The Well of the North Wind Paperback edition by Kenneth Steven
Kenneth Steven is one of Scotland's leading poets and several of his collections have been published to date: Island, Iona, Making the Known World New, Salt and Light, Columba, Imagining Things, Wild Horses, The Missing Days, Evensong and Coracle. He also writes novels and illustrated stories for children, and his The Dog's Nose (published in Norwegian, English and French) won the Norwegian Government's Award for Picture Books. Kenneth promotes creativity within primary and secondary schools, and teaches day, and longer, courses to adult writers' groups.
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