Island of Dreams

Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place

Non-Fiction, Travel, Travel Writing
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2016
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Synopsis

Dan Boothby had been drifting for more than twenty years, without the pontoons of family, friends or a steady occupation. He was looking for but never finding the perfect place to land. Finally, unexpectedly, an opportunity presented itself. After a lifelong obsession with Gavin Maxwell's Ring of Bright Water trilogy, Boothby was given the chance to move to Maxwell's former home, a tiny island on the western seaboard of the Highlands of Scotland.
Island of Dreams is about Boothby's time living there, and about the natural and human history that surrounded him; it's about the people he meets and the stories they tell, and about his engagement with this remote landscape, including the otters that inhabit it. Interspersed with Boothby's own story is a quest to better understand the mysterious Gavin Maxwell.
Beautifully written and frequently leavened with a dry wit, Island of Dreams is a charming celebration of the particularities of place.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781509800773
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 22 mm

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