Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago
by Patrick Barkham
‘Enchanting…a profoundly moving portrait of our natural world’ – Nicholas Crane
‘A complete delight…it is very rare for me to finish a book and think, gosh, I really hope the author writes a sequel’ – Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
‘Insightful and beguiling’ – The Observer
Britain is an archipelago made up of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones.
Our small islands are places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. As he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their particular magic, Patrick Barkham meets all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to a rare species of vole, and begins to discover what it is like to be an islander himself.
Paperback: 356 pages
Publisher: Granta Books, 2017 (new edit. 2018)
Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm