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,
Long ago and far away, ISLAND OF DREAMS: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place was published by Picador (in September 2015). It is available in hardback/paperback/e-book .
Island of Dreams was Waterstones' Scottish Book of the Month, April 2016.
*** 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.
** All thanks to you.**