Island Dreams: Mapping an Obsession is an examination of our collective fascination with islands.
Gavin Francis blends stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature to shed new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness. He qualified in medicine from Edinburgh in 1999, then spent ten years travelling, visiting all seven continents. He is the author of six books of non-fiction, which have been winners or shortlisted in the Saltire, Costa, Ondaatje, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, Waterstones, and BMA Book Awards. He works as a GP in Edinburgh and in Orkney.
Part of Faclan: the Hebridean Book Festival.
(Image: Boreray from Hirta by Alex Boyd.)