Island of Dreams : A Personal History of a Remarkable Place, Hardback

Island of Dreams : A Personal History of a Remarkable Place Hardback



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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9781509800759



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