By (author) Peter May; Photographs by David Wilson
The landscape of the Outer Hebrides, with its stark cliffs, ghostly mists and lonely beaches, has become a definitive character of Peter May’s Lewis trilogy. In Hebrides, readers will accompany him on an odyssey in prose and images, through a history of the Vikings’ ‘Long Island’ and his own deep personal connection with the islands that influenced his bestselling work. Travelling as if alongside his protagonist Fin Macleod, he describes the island life – as bewitching as it is treacherous – his encounter with the bird-hunters of Sula Sgeir, the savage seas of Ness and the churches of Eriskay. With extracts from the trilogy and specially commissioned photographs, this book places his writing and characters within the land that gave them form.
Peter May created three prime-time British drama series including Machair, set on the isle of Lewis. In addition to the Lewis trilogy, he has written the six China thrillers and five Enzo novels. He lives in France. David Wilson worked with the BBC for twenty years and was the production designer for Machair. He has published a photographic book on the Hebrides, Changing Light. He lives on Lewis.