Hebrides by Peter May

Hebrides

byPeter May, David Wilson

Kobo ebook | December 15, 2015

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Since the publication of The Blackhouse in 2011, the books of Peter May's groundbreaking Lewis Trilogy have enthralled millions of readers around the world with powerfully evocative descriptions of the Outer Hebrides.

From its peat bogs and heather-coated hills, from its weather-beaten churches and crofters cottages to its cold clear rills choked with rainwater, the islands off the northwest coast of Scotland have been brought to vivid life by this accomplished novelist.

Now, Peter May and photographer David Wilson present a photographic record of the countless locations around the Hebridean archipelago that so inspired May when he was bringing the islands of detective Fin McLeod's childhood to the page. From the tiny southern island of Barra to the largest and most northern island of Lewis, travel the storm-whipped North Atlantic scenery with May as he once again strolls the wild and breathtaking countryside that gave birth to his masterful trilogy of novels.

Title:HebridesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 15, 2015Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1623657946

ISBN - 13:9781623657949

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Book This is a companion book for the Lewis Man trilogy written by Peter May that provides additional information and beautiful pictures of the Outer Hebrides. Peter has written the text of the book while David Wilson is responsible for the photography. Together they have created a beautiful book. Included is a geological history and people history of the Outer Hebrides, however, my favorite sections of the book relate to Peter’s personal history with the islands and a chapter on each of the Lewis Trilogy books. He provides more insight into each of the books and you see pictures of houses and locations that he used as reference points. I really enjoyed having this visual roadmap into this trilogy. If you have read, are currently reading or are interested in reading this trilogy I highly recommend getting your hands on this book.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtakingly beautiful Beautiful and awe-provoking photos of the Hebrides. A book worth investing in both for those who simply love the beauty of the island or those who want a clearer picture of the land described and portrayed in Peter May's Hebrides books.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A bible for booktrailers everywhere See the locations in the book here Hebrides booktrail The landscape of the Outer Hebrides has become just as much a character in Peter May’s Lewis trilogy as the characters themselves. All stunningly evoked in fiction, this is a real chance to see them for yourself, if you can’t get to the islands, There’s rocky headlands, small lochs, long and winding roads and a sense of isolation and ravaged land. There is real history here as well as a magical island setting where you just know there are tales of folklore, mysterious deaths and a sea that takes people and sinks ships. Walking in the footsteps of Fin Macleod, Peter takes you around the island showing you it as Fin would do, showing you his view of flora and fauna and explaining how the islands have shaped him and the other people on the island. There is also mention of the many traditions and mysteries on the island as featured in the books such as the the land where the bird hunters track down the gulls each year and where the worst British maritime history took place. You can really see the island as Peter describes it and how Fin lives it and Peter is the perfect guide telling you why and how certain places inspired and lent themselves to the events in each of the three Lewis Trilogy books.
Date published: 2016-02-01