The Islands is one of six titles in the best-selling Highlands and Islands series by Nick Williams. Shortlisted for a British Book Design Award 2005 and a Scottish Thistle Award for Travel Journalism 2005, this is the perfect book for anyone who loves the Scottish hills.
Nick Williams believes in taking risks, pushing the mind and doing things differently. He has climbed all over the world and worked for over 50 companies. He served in the French Army and has degrees in Russian, Chinese and Environmental Science.
His latest book, Jagged Red Line, is a true account of living and climbing in the crumbling USSR of the early 1990s. A mountaineering expedition to the war-torn Caucasus began with high expectations but ended in disaster. Nick suppressed the events for nearly two decades before he began to reassess what happened and write his story. Jagged Red Line is a finalist in the ForeWord 2012 Book of the Year Award.
Nick is also the author of the first imprint of Pocket Mountains adventure guides. He spent 400 days alone in the hills and climbed 50 times the height of Everest in order to design hundreds of mountain routes. The series was shortlisted for two national awards and has sold over 150,000 copies. The publisher is now the foremost of its type in the UK.