Hebrides

Hebrides

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By (author) Peter May, Photographs by David Wilson

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  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 228mm x 234mm x 28mm | 980g
  • Publication date: 1 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1782062386
  • ISBN 13: 9781782062387
  • Illustrations note: 200+ b&w and colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 19,031

Product description

The landscape of the Outer Hebrides, with its stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, has become a definitive character of Peter May's Lewis trilogy. In Hebrides, readers will accompany him on an odyssey in prose and images, through a history of the Vikings' 'Long Island' and his own deep personal connection with the islands that influenced his bestselling work. Travelling as if alongside his protagonist Fin Macleod, he describes the island life - as bewitching as it is treacherous - his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay. With extracts from the trilogy and specially commissioned photographs, this book places his writing and characters within the land that gave them form.

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Author information

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BCC, he quit journalism and during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, become one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave television to return to his first love, writing novels. He has won several literature awards in France, received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in South-West France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

Review quote

"Bleak, wild, atmospheric." --"Scotsman "on the "Lewis "trilogy

Table of contents

Introduction. A Geological History of the Outer Hebrides. A People History of the Outer Hebrides. My History with the Outer Hebrides. The Blackhouse. The Lewis Man. The Chessmen. A View From Behind the Lens. Index.