The revised and updated Centenary edition of the La Trobe Guide to Sark + Containing : • All of the original routes and coastal maps, re-walked and updated • A mix of contemporary and vintage photographs of the Island • Full directions to the most beautiful locations, including the Venus pool • An A4 fold-out map of Sark 1 2 + The story…….. The island of Sark has some of the most beautiful coastal scenery, beaches, bays and caves in Europe, some would say the world. Steeped in its own idiosyncratic history, and now shown to have been home to humans for at least 7000 years, she guards her secrets closely. For generations of visitors, the La Trobe Guide to Sark has been the indispensable source used to find and explore the less well-known locations, some of which are amongst the most beautiful. First published in 1914, it has been in and out of print on a regular basis over the years, spanning over six editions to date. Sadly it has recently had one of the longest runs 'out of print' in its 100 year history. In this, its Centenary year, this is about to change. Sark islander Jeremy la Trobe-Bateman, a descendant relative of the original authors, and Rob Pilsworth, a regular visitor to Sark for over 30 years, are collaborating to publish a revised and updated edition this year. This will be undertaken as a 'not for profit' venture, and all publishers proceeds will be donated to the Professor Saint Medical Trust on Sark. The Seigneur of Sark, Michael Beaumont O.B.E. has kindly agreed to write a Forward for the book. Many of the vintage photographs from earlier editions of the book will be reused, thanks to advances in scanning and printing technology, which have allowed them to be re-claimed. Throughout the revision, the current editors have tried to retain the charm and character of the original text, whilst ensuring that the directions for all of the walked routes are correct. Each route is being re-walked by one of a panel of volunteers, and corrections and amendments made to ensure that this is the case. It is a tribute to the spirit of the La Trobe brothers that this little book is still in demand, 100 years after it was written.
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