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Last Lighthouse Keeper, The: A memoir


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  • Last Lighthouse Keeper, The: A memoir 
    Title: Last Lighthouse Keeper, The: A memoir
    Author: COOK JOHN/JON BAUER
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 02/07/2020
    Imprint: ALLEN & UNWIN
    Price: $33.00
    Publishing status: Active

    I loved the life of the island, because I knew my body was more alive than those on the mainland. People asked how we stood the isolation and boredom, but in some ways, it was more stimulating to have your senses turned up to the top.

    In Tasmania, John Cook is known as 'The Keeper of the Flame'. As one of Australia's longest-serving lighthouse keepers, John spent 26 years tending Tasmania's well-known kerosene 'lights' at Tasman Island, Bruny Island, Eddystone Point and Maatsuyker Island.

    From sleepless nights keeping the lights alive, battling the wind and sea as they ripped at gutters and flooded stores, raising a joey, tending sheep and keeping ducks and chickens, the life of a keeper was one of unexpected joy and heartbreak. But for John, nothing was more heartbreaking than the introduction of electric lights, and the lighthouses that were left empty forever.

    Evocatively told, The Last Lighthouse Keeper is a love story between a man and a dying way of life, as well as a celebration of wilderness and solitude.

    ISBN: 9781760875381
    Dimension: 234mm X 153mm
    Pages: 320
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