The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Donald Reid

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 9781843532699

Category: Travel

Page: 576

View: 1660


This guide highlights the best places to sleep, eat and drink in the Highlands and Islands. It includes coverage of all major and minor outdoor activities, hiking trails and mountain bike routes.

None So Pretty

The Sexing of Rebecca Pine

Author: Reg McKay

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415929707

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 3683


Until he reached the age of 64, Robert Pine had led a life that was both ordinary and extraordinary. Born into a middle-class family in suburban England, Robert grew up concealing a secret passion. Throughout his years as a schoolboy, soldier, teacher, salesman, husband, father, and grandfather, he was always asking himself the same question: "Who am I?" He had done what society expected of him: he had girlfriends; he got married; he fathered children. Yet, whenever he could, he tried to discover who he really was by secretly dressing as a woman. Fifteen years after setting up a home with Jean, his second wife, and her children in the beautiful fishing village of Tarbert in Scotland, Robert finally decided to resolve the question that had haunted him throughout his life. He had known the answer for a long time: he would dress openly as a woman and would eventually have sex-reassignment surgery. None So Pretty is the incredible story of Robert's transformation into Rebecca and the shockwaves this causes in his small community. It is also a love story as Jean, now Rebecca's wife, struggles to accept the changes in their lives.