'In British literature, islands emerge as places of particular power. They offer magic, intrigue and adventure as well as damnation,' writes Madeleine Bunting in a recent article to support her much-praised new book Love of Country: a Hebridean Journey.
The islands that form the subject of her enquiry have inspired a remarkable number of celebrated works, from Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island to George Orwell's 1984. Find out why in her article, published by the Guardian.
More information on Love of Country is available from the website of its publisher, Granta.