WELCOME TO THE DAN BOOTHBY FANSITE
(Created for my fan. I too was once a fan; I share your pain.)
My favourite review of ISLAND OF DREAMS is from someone who describes herself as distantly connected to the Maxwell clan. Towards the end of her email to me she wrote: "I loved the observations about the intimate, one-sided bond of literature and the essential lie at the heart of that process. It's the unspoken heartbreak familiar to all passionate readers, and it's beautiful to see it expressed so clearly. I hope this book does well for you - it deserves to."
My Dear Fan,
HERE IS THE NEWS:
ISLAND OF DREAMS: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place was published by Picador in September 2015 and is available in hardback/paperback/e-book .
* Wednesday 29.IX.18: I will be guest reader on the Life Writing: Travel and Memoir course led by Katharine Norbury and Malachy Tallack at Ty Newydd Writing Centre, Wales.
* ISLAND OF DREAMS is one of the Hurricane Book Club 2018 reads. I'll be at Falkirk Library on Thursday 28.VI.18.
*** Review and Q&A on The Hazel Tree, 18.IX.2016
*** Bookblogger reviews by Chimneyrabbit and Dovegreyreader and Geranium Cat
*** Review on travel website Perceptive Travel
*** Island of Dreams was reviewed in The Book Collector, Summer 2016
*** The Times Literary Supplement reviewed Island of Dreams, 26.II.2016
*** I was interviewed on BBC Scotland's Out for the Weekend, 27.XI.2015
*** The Daily Mail reviewed Island of Dreams on 2.X.2015
*** Island of Dreams was Book of the Month in Saga Magazine's October '15 issue
*** The National printed a review of Island of Dreams on 14.IX.2015
*** The Scotsman published an excerpt of Island of Dreams on 12.IX.2015
*** The Literary Review reviewed Island of Dreams in the September '15 issue
*** A review of Island of Dreams can be read on p.21 of the Autumn 2014 issue (#28) of Northwords Now
More reviews by eminent authors and pseudonymous critics can be seen here.
Info on interviews, readings and signings - that sort of thing - can be seen here.
* Island of Dreams was Waterstones' Scottish Book of the Month, April 2016.
** The paperback of Island of Dreams was published on 7th April 2016.
*** Sheilagh Matheson & I discussed the island, book writing, Gavin Maxwell and other subjects at the Hexham Book Festival on Saturday 23rd April.
**** Had a fine old time discussing Island of Dreams with Angie Crawford and the audience at the inaugural Nature Writing Weekend event at Waterstones, St. Andrews, Friday 27th May.
***** Professor Gareth Williams & I discussed Scottish enigmas at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Monday 29th August.
** All thanks to you.**