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5.0 out of 5 stars
A cool book with top photography, 16 Jun. 2007
From the 'escape' bit of the title I thought this was going to be a PR job for tropical paradises, but it's not at all. You've got all kinds of islands here, from the Scilly Isles (a personal favourite) through the Ile de la Cité in Paris, to the Stockholm archipelago. I liked the fact that some of these islands are within my reach - I could actually go there on holiday - whereas others are the stuff of fantasty. It's highly unlikely that I will ever get to Kubu Island in Botswana, for example, but it looks an incredible place.
This book has a fresh feel to it. The text is a nice, easy read, thoughtful and containing off-beat nuggets of information, and the photography is excellent.