Camus Answers

by Jessie MacQuarrie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/9/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781496982711
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 294
ISBN : 9781496982728

About the Book

In Camus Answers Jessie MacQuarrie continues the story of Phyllis and Reg’s dream which started on a remote caravan site on the west coast of Scotland. It will be enjoyed as a story in its own right or by the readers of Jessie’s earlier novel Camus Calling many of whom requested that she continue the story. From the start of the first full season as an independent site Camus flourishes and gains further recognition from the Tourist Board. Both the Kayak business and a TV programme starring the Camus wildlife attract a whole new set of visitors. The story continues with the dramas, humour and adventures of their latest guests including, of course, Norman, the highland cow, who remains a consistent and much loved character of the site. Jessie introduces characters inspired by real people that she has encountered on caravan sites and her experiences, of visiting much of the West Coast. Jessie’s love of Scotland is reflected in Phyllis’s growing passion for the Highlands. The breathtaking beauty and colours of the landscape, the wildlife and the friendliness of the people conspire to form a lasting bond. As family ties in England abate Phyllis’s dream to stay gets closer still.

About the Author

When Jessie MacQuarrie retired from work, having been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, she wrote her first novel ‘Camus Calling’. Following many requests she has now written ‘Camus Answers’ the sequel, continuing with the much loved characters. Fortunate to now own a mobility scooter Jessie has been able to continue her passion for the outdoors and particularly Scotland. Although she may not be able to climb mountains any longer she has grown to appreciate everything that this magical landscape offers. Jessie has been inspired by the people she has met on her many caravan holidays along the West Coast. She has also learned a lot about the history and culture of the area. She vividly describes the colours she sees through the seasons and the wildlife encounters she has been privileged to experience. Jessie has family history on the islands of Mull and Ulva. The novels subtly introduce the MacQuarrie clan to whom Jessie is related and refer to the sad days of the Highland Clearances which have been passionately researched by her husband. Throughout her travels Jessie has been touched by the welcoming nature and the kindness of local people which features strongly throughout both novels and has left an enduring legacy. The storylines introduce humorous caravan capers; many are based on Jessie’s own encounters. Both Camus Calling and Camus Answers will appeal to those who enjoy caravanning, those who love the Highlands and those who face the challenges of age or disability but refuse to give in!