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Hill, Peter 1953-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 50 publications in 2 languages and 486 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Exhibition catalogs  Anecdotes  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: VK1140.H55, 387.155092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Peter Hill
Stargazing : memoirs of a young lighthouse keeper by Peter Hill( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and hilarious memoir of life on three Scottish lighthouses - and a beautiful tribute to a long-lost vocation that will always capture the imagination. In 1973, Peter Hill was a 19 year old hippy art student when he was interviewed for the job of Relief A moving and hilarious memoir of life on three Scottish lighthouses - and a beautiful tribute to a long-lost vocation that will always capture the imagination. Lighthouse Keeper by The Commissioners of the Northern Lights in Edinburgh. For the next 12 months he would work on 3 legendary lighthouses off the coast of Scotland. From these rocky outcrops and uninhabited islands Peter Hill came of age listening to the tales of older keepers, all of whom had lived fascinating lives around the world. They took turns at keeping watch throughout the night in the light chambers, and by day- when not laying lobster creels and attending to their idiosyncratic hobbies- they kept in touch with the outside world through television. This was the year that Vietnam burned, the Watergate hearings were beamed in live by satellite from Washington, and strains of Jimi Hendrix lifted the roof. The contrast with the age- old world of the lighthouse keepers could not be more marked- Peter Hill has captured the magic of both worlds and granted us the privilege of learning fascinating details about the history and legend of this now defunct but perennially romantic and poetic vocation. Laugh out loud funny, poetic, poignant and endlessly fascinating, Star Gazing is a wise and wistful tribute to a time and a way of life that no longer exists- but one that will always capture the imagination and stir the soul
Stargazing : memoirs of a young lighthouse keeper by Peter Hill( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1973, Peter Hill was 19 with hair well past his shoulders and a great set of Captain Beefheart albums. During the summer break from art school in Dundee he took a position of relief lighthouse keeper and found himself living with three men on a tiny, remote island off the west coast of Scotland. This charming memoir follows the year that Peter spent in the job, meeting unusual and fascinating people, learning the lore, and experiencing a way of life that has now all but disappeared
Michael Landy : man in Oxford Street is auto-destructive : 19 July - 12 August by Michael Landy( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sternengucker wie der Hippie auf den Leuchtturm kam by Peter Hill( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein erstaunlicher Sommer in den wilden Siebzigern: Nixon steht wegen Watergate vor dem Untersuchungsausschuss, die Amerikaner stecken noch in Vietnam fest-und Peter Hill, Kunststudent, Kriegsgegner und Fan der Grateful Dead, folgt einer besoffenen Eingebung und heuert als Aushilfswärter auf schottischen Leuchttürmen an. Dort wird er mit rauer Herzlichkeit empfangen: "Was denn, schon wieder so ein Scheißhippie?" Amüsant und liebevoll beschreibt Hill die Eigenarten einer heutzutage obsoleten Tätigkeit - und der Typen, die sie ausgeübt haben. Ob religiös oder intellektuell, kratzbürstig oder gemütlich - die Wärter, die Hill kennenlernt, sind liebenswerte Exzentriker, die aber jeder für sich eine Lektion für den Hippie haben. Hill lernt nämlich nicht bloß, Hammel zuzubereiten und Unmengen von Tee zu trinken, sondern auch, Gemächlichkeit und tägliche Routine zu schätzen. Gleichzeitig lässt Hill eine ganze Epoche Revue passieren, schreibt ebenso über Rockkoryphäen und politische Debatten wie über den legendären DJ John Peel und die US-Fernsehserie Skippy the Bush Kangaroo. STERNENGUCKER ist ein raffinierter Bildungsroman, der die Erinnerung an eine Jugend in einer anderen Ära mit dem Nachruf auf eine inzwischen ausgestorbene Berufsgattung verknüpft
Painted spaces by Australian Centre for Contemporary Art( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allan Mann : emblematic allegories, 25 year retrospective( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Fraser : recent paintings : Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, 7 November-12 December, 1987 by Alexander Fraser( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Peter Hill] : [NAL Information File] by Peter Hill( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Artist file( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Superfictions : the creation of fictional situations in international contemporary art practice by Peter Hill( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Peter Hill

Peter Hill British memoirist born 1953

Peter Hill British writer

Peter Hill écrivain britannique

Peter Hill escritor británico

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Languages
English (45)

German (2)