Camus Calling

by Jessie MacQuarrie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/27/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781477221686
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781477221693

About the Book

Too young to settle in to full retirement and sharing a passion for caravanning Reg and Phyllis take up the position as wardens of a remote caravan site on the stunning West Coast of Scotland. Reg is more than qualified for his new role being a former Army Warrant Officer but has to quickly learn to adapt to the harsh realities of life in this isolated region. Phyllis loves to chat and proudly adds her own contribution to the site with her hanging baskets. They experience humorous stories involving caravanners visiting the site. They share in the dramas and delights of their guests. They learn much about the wildlife including loveable Norman, the highland cow. Making friends with their new neighbours and gaining a wealth of knowledge from locals offering help and advice, they learn to love the serene beauty of the landscape, the majestic wildlife and the deep routed history of the Highlands. They soon become settled and develop into their new role. All too quickly they experience a deep feeling of belonging. Will they ever be able to leave?

About the Author

Jessie MacQuarrie was born in Southern England not far from the busy hustle and bustle of London. Her love of the great outdoors started at an early age. One lasting memory goes back to a family holiday in Scotland at about the age of eight. Whilst filling a camping kettle at the foot of Ben Nevis she asked her parents whether they could climb the mountain. The response, at that time, was negative but in later years she and her husband scaled many peaks including Scafell, Snowdon and indeed Ben Nevis. Her successful career as a qualified accountant lasted many years but she always felt happiest walking for hours in beautiful parts of Britain and in particular Scotland. Sadly in 2010 she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and, as a result, her ability to continue hill walking quickly diminished. She retired from work but refused to accept that her passion for the outdoors had also ended. Her husband’s great grandmother always spoke so fondly of the beautiful island of Ulva just off Mull on Scotland’s west coast. Touring initially in their 28 year old VW camper they visited the island and have since returned many times. Inspired by the old lady’s recollections they have researched much of the history of Mull, Ulva and the Western Isles. They now own a touring caravan which affords them the chance to stay on idyllic sites surrounded by spectacular views and majestic wildlife. Multiple Sclerosis may have closed one door but the pleasure to be had from the landscape is always there to see and appreciate. Adjusting to life without a stressful job has afforded Jessie the opportunity to write a story based partly on her knowledge and partly on her experience. The book includes characters both human and animal. It contains stories which may well strike a chord with those who share Jessie’s love of both Scotland and of caravan touring.