Tiny Islands : 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain, Paperback

Tiny Islands : 60 Remarkable Little Worlds Around Britain Paperback

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From the tiny island that shaped the entire English language, to the island that terrified Dylan Thomas, there's more to Britain's tiny islands than you might think!

Have your own tiny adventure by visiting any of the 60 remarkable little islands around Britain featured here.

Although Britain boasts hundreds of tiny islands, Dixe Wills has selected just the very best of them for this book.

Found around the coast, in lakes, in lochs and on rivers, these little worlds are waiting for you to discover them - whether you swim to them, walk to them at low tide, row to them, or catch a dinky little ferry.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 352 pages, Colour photographs and hand-drawn maps
  • Publisher: AA Publishing
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  • Category: Travel writing
  • ISBN: 9780749573874



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Dixe Wills has carved a career out for himself as a niche travel writer, having already written on the best places to hide in the UK and the Z to Z of Great Britain, so was the perfect person to cover some of the more infamous small islands around Great Britain.Wills introduces us to the island, gives us some facts and figures about the island’s amenities, some trivia related to its history, the birds that nest there and how to get there by public transport. So, with Looe Island in Cornwall, we hear that local tradition states that none other than Jesus Christ himself spent some time on the island during his lost years, that the Looe’s current (good) state is thanks to the two spinsters bought the place in the 1960s, that there’s a number of good pubs on Looe, as well as a museum, and a compost toilet and that you can take the train to Looe and then a ferry to the island. If an island hasn’t been graced by God’s chosen son, then Wills highlights other influences it had over world history, such as Eel Pie Island’s “seminal impact” on the British music scene, Inch Kenneth’s role in the upbringing of the Mitford girls and mention of Bass Rock as the largest single-rock colony of gannets in the world.I’m looking forward to using “Tiny Islands” as a travel guide.

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