UNDERSTANDING SCOTTISH GRAVEYARDS - The author takes a historical and interpretive approach to Scotland's graveyards. She examines their past and points out the features in them that reflect it; she guides the reader among the stones, discussing types of monument and relating each to its period; she explains the earlier symbolic carvings and analyses the changing fashions in sculpture and inscription. Her purpose is not only to inspire in the reader a fresh appreciation of the local graveyard. Scotland's graveyards are in peril. Yearly, stones are lost, destroyed by vandals, toppled by gales, and cleared away by over-zealous tidiers. Those that are left must be conserved; they must also be described and listed before it is too late, and the author devotes a section of her book to explaining aspects of this urgently needed recording work.
Condition: Good - Author: Betty Willsher - Publisher: Chambers - Pages: 72 - Paperback