We have been thinking about overseas holiday plans for next year and part of that is time in the Hebrides and the Shetland Islands. On a recent visit to the library I borrowed this book.
It is a wonderful book for the traveller to the Hebrides as it gives such detail about what to expect but it also includes excerpts from some fiction that Peter May has written. I had not heard of this author but he has won awards for his writing and is well known in the UK for his work in television.
The fiction that is mentioned in the travel book Hebrides led me to check out the title at my local library. The first in the Lewis Trilogy is The Blackhouse and I read that at lightening speed. There were so many instances of experiences I had as a child in the highlands of Caithness. I loved the book and even though it was crime fiction there was so much detail about life on the islands that you would enjoy the book even though you were not a crime fiction fan.
I immediately reserved the remaining two books in the trilogy and promptly finished them.
I have checked out the internet for ideas for our trip next year and have discovered that there is a trail you can follow that visits places mentioned in the books. I include the link here at The Lewis Trilogy.
When I first started looking for ideas on travel in the Hebrides
I highly recommend the Lewis Trilogy.