GLEANN BADRAIG

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The He­bridean is­land of Jura, where Ge­orge Or­well with­drew to write 1984, is one of the least pop­u­lated parts of Europe. Along 50 miles of coast, there are only four build­ings. One of them has been vis­ited, on and off, for 20 years by Charles March, also known as the Duke of Rich­mond, who worked as Stan­ley Kubrick’s ap­pren­tice on Barry Lyn­don

(1975) and as a pho­tog­ra­pher in London and abroad in the Eight­ies be­fore found­ing the Good­wood Fes­ti­val of Speed in 1993. In a new book called Gleann Badraig, his pho­to­graphs of Jura’s wild­ness are in­ter­spersed with a se­quence of short, evoca­tive poems by Ken Cock­burn: “as ice melted the land rose/ raising grad­u­ally out of/ the sea these peb­bly beaches...”

Dis­tanz, £50

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