This is an absolute gem of a book, a delight to read. As a frequent visitor to the Isle of Skye and Outer Hebrides myself, it is very interesting to find how the author reacts to many things that I have experienced, people I know and life in the islands. The book is a series of short pieces about diverse things, but with a geographical thread. I strongly recommend this to anyone planning a trip for the first time, regular visitors or locals alike. I await her book on Orkney and Shetland with interest. As an Orcadian who also knows Shetland well it will be very interesting to see her take on the Northern Isles.