Tiny Islands: 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain Paperback – 1 May 2013
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'Quirky in concept and rich in cultural, historical and geographical quiddities' --The Times<br \><br \>'slightly barmy and utterly charming' --Wanderlust<br \><br \>'Dixe Wills...brings [these islands] to life, intelligently and amusingly...with evident excitment and imagination' --BBC Countryfile
'slightly barmy and utterly charming' --Wanderlust
'Dixe Wills...brings [these islands] to life, intelligently and amusingly...with evident excitment and imagination' --BBC Countryfile
About the Author
Dixe Wills is the author of a number of books about the outdoors, including the bestselling 'Tiny Campsites'. He is also a frequent contributor to The Guardian newspaper, writing mainly about eco-friendly and no-frills travel, typically around Britain.
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There are hundreds of islands in and around Britain, apparently, so before researching and writing this book, the author came up with his own criteria for choosing the 60 tiny islands featured in this book. Each island is given a few pages - and includes a map, stunning photos, points of interest, the history of it, plus a full page of information on how to get there and what to do etc.
This book has various uses. It's a great reference book for anyone wishing to visit the islands, and if I was on holiday near to where any of these islands are situated - I would use this guide to arrange a trip.
The book is also just pleasant to read and an ideal coffee table/ bedside table book.
The islands sound fascinating - I enjoyed dipping in and out of the pages and reading about each unique island. I very nearly made a list of all the ones that I'd like to visit, but quickly realised that I would like to visit all of them! Some of the Islands inspired authors and I made a note of a couple of books that I would like to read.
This book would also make a lovely gift for anyone who likes an adventure on their travels.
As a family, we love the outdoors - camping, hiking would love to try wild swimming, and this book just epitomises everything we love in life - secret islands around Britain that you would never know existed without this little gem of a read!!
Well worth the money - if you're a fan of adventure and fancy a bit of 'Swallows and Amazons' then this book is for you.
To all budding Arthur Ransomes - buy it!!!!
The book is full of interesting facts about each island, together with much needed useful information on how to visit each place.
Mr Wills, if you update this book or decide to widen the criteria to include islands larger than 300 acres, can I come and carry your bags?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
very interesting about some of our small islands, a joy to read and good information for those wanting to explore the islandsPublished 5 months ago by mousie wilts
Very interesting book. The only bad thing about it was that more islands weren't featured.Published 9 months ago by James Minifie
What a lovely book, full of charming locations. I've visited a few, now have plans to visit as many of these islands as I can on the strength of this book.Published 12 months ago by ElGato
Can't read this book on my kindle paperwork - as soon as page appears it fades to a light grey!Published 13 months ago by Andrew Shutt
Great book, tell you abouts a diverse array of islands including information about how to get to them and the history of the islandPublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer