Island of Dreams : A Personal History of a Remarkable Place Hardback
by Dan Boothby
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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Pan Macmillan
- Publication Date: 10/09/2015
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781509800759