Seashaken Houses

by Barry Lopez


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Charming look at these spectacular structures

About this book:

Seashaken Houses: A Lighthouse History from Eddystone to Fastnet

Lighthouses are striking totems of our relationship to the sea. For many, they encapsulate a romantic vision of solitary homes amongst the waves, but their original purpose was much more utilitarian than that.
Today we still depend upon their guiding lights for the safe passage of ships. Nowhere is this truer than in the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland which form a ring of twenty towers built between 1811 and 1904, so-called because they were constructed on desolate rock formations in the middle of the sea, and made of granite to withstand the power of its waves.

Seashaken Houses is a lyrical exploration of these singular towers, the people who risked their lives building and rebuilding them, those that inhabited their circular rooms, and the ways in which we value emblems of our history in a changing world.

Lancaster: The Forging of a Very British Legend

John Nichol

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

Tom Holland

Mines and Miners of Cornwall and Devon: The Tin and Copper Industries

Anthony Burton

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

Kassia St Clair

“One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”

Carl Sagan