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Sky Dance

Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands
Narrated by: Stewart Crank
Length: 13 hrs and 27 mins
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"Bring back the lynx? Over my dead body!" 

A mutter passed through the crowd of environmental protestors, and Rory stepped forward. "Your hunting has destroyed our hills and left them treeless wastes, devoid of wildlife. It’s time that changed." 

Lord Purdey’s lip curled in a sneer. "Listen, you lentil-eating cat lover, Scotland is owned by me and men like me. If we want to kill anything that moves and bulldoze your beloved hills flat, we will." Someone from the group hurled a turnip. It struck Purdey a glancing blow and he crumpled slowly to the ground, just as the archaic class system he represented must eventually fall. Or so Rory hoped....

In his first two best-selling books, The Last Hillwalker and Bothy Tales, John D. Burns invited audiences to join him in the hills and wild places of Scotland. In Sky Dance, he returns to that world to ask fundamental questions about how we relate to this northern landscape - while raising a laugh or two along the way. Anyone who has stood and gazed at the majesty of the Scottish mountains will know this place and want to return to it. Now, as wild land is threatened like never before, it’s time we asked ourselves what kind of future we want for the Highlands.

©2019 John D. Burns (P)2019 Vertebrate Digital

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Good read

Overall a decent book, bit preachy at times with stereotypically 'baddies' which comes across a bit divisivea. I have an interest in the wild places of Scotland and the re wilding/land ownership/reintroduction of lynx and found the overall story good fun to read, great if you didn't know too much about it before hand, can be a bit 'explainy' if you already have a good idea and opinion on it. read 'the lynx and us' book for some supplemental non fiction if you get gripped by the subject.