Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle: A Celebration of the Islands Around Britain

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Beyond the British shores and straight out to sea lie the most exquisite islands, just waiting to be discovered. Little worlds, unique in their rugged and breath-taking geography, legends and folklore, scattered with ruins, wildlife and clues to their fascinating past, many remain untouched by the modern world.

Take a journey, take a leap, and discover lands you never knew. Explore Lundy, the perfect refuge for pirates and a cast of other ne’er-do-wells; St Kilda, the tiny island that was inhabited for over 2000 years but now lies abandoned; or Hy Brasil, a mirage that was featured on maps for centuries but never even existed.

In Lundy, Rockall, Dogger, Fair Isle, words and art are brought together to create a uniquely beautiful treasure - an illustrated celebration of the islands around Britain and their rare magic.

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I’ve always had a passion for islands and for Britain’s remote places, so was very excited to find such a carefully assembled collection. This certainly didn’t disappoint. Clayton draws from a rich and varied knowledge, offering us fascinating insights and descriptions of almost 50 islands.
This is a familiar format, but it immediately feels like a unique and contemporary publication. This is partly due to Anthony Atkinson’s evocative black and white pen drawings, which burst from the page, often filling the entire space.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and it has resulted in my list of desired holidays tripling in size. It’s a real treat to have all of this information collected into such a beautifully illustrated edition.
Jon McNaught (author of Dockwood & Birchfield Close)
What you find between the covers is an evocation of everything that so many of us find so alluring about islands. The love of both the author and the illustrator of this book for their subject matter shines out of every page. The book is divided into 35 chapters, each of between two and eight pages. The text of the book, almost in its entirety, appears to be hand-written with pen and ink, which gave us our first point of reference: think of Wainwright and his seven-volume "Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells" and you get the idea. It is also beautifully illustrated with pen and ink drawings: think Wainwright again, or, for islands, think of Hamish Haswell-Smith. The result is a book that feels like a work of art in its own right.
Undiscovered ScotlandWords, and art are brought together to create a beautiful, illustrated celebration of the islands and their magic
The Scottish Field magazine

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A charmingly unique celebration of the magical islands of the British Isles

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