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Island Dreams by Gavin Francis

Island Dreams

Mapping an Obsession

Gavin Francis

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Imprint: Canongate Books Ltd
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication date: 28 Apr 2020
ISBN: 9781786898180

An exploration of isolation and connectedness based on thirty years of travel, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Adventures in Human Being and Empire Antarctica

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5 stars out of 5
Caroline Sanderson
14 Feb 2020

"Beautifully illustrated throughout, it's an enchanting meditation on rest and motion, independence and attachment, and what these mean in our hyper-connected world. "

Blending stories of his own travels with psychology, philosophy and great voyages from literature, the wonderful Francis seeks to shed new light on the importance of islands and isolation in our collective consciousness. He muses on how his youthful life of wandering freedom contrasts with his current settled and responsible existence as a doctor, community member and parent approaching middle age. Beautifully illustrated throughout, it's an enchanting meditation on rest and motion, independence and attachment, and what these mean in our hyper-connected world. 

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