Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place (Main Market Ed.)

Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place (Main Market Ed.)

By: Dan Boothby (author)Paperback

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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.

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About Author

Dan Boothby was born in 1969. He has travelled extensively, including sailing over 40,000 sea miles. Island of Dreams is his first work of creative non-fiction.

Product Details

  • publication date: 07/04/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781509800773
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9781509800773
  • weight: 235
  • ISBN10: 1509800778
  • edition: Main Market Ed.

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